'Creed 2' release date, spoilers: Carl Weather rumored as Apollo Creed? to star original cast members?

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The highly anticipated next installment to the hit action movie “Creed” is yet to be officially announced, but there are some rumors circulating the web on who may appear in the follow up.

According to reports, the first spin off film featuring Sylvester Stallone as Robert “Rocky” Balboa has grossed over $103 million in the box office. It is deemed that the actor is more likely to reprise the role he is famously known for.

The lead actor teased, “[‘Creed’ director] Ryan [Coogler] has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together. Think of ‘The Godfather 2.’ That’s what he was thinking of, which was kind of ambitious.” However it remains to be seen if the same director will actually be taking the helm again.

Stallone also discussed that they are planning to feature in the storyline some of the happenings in the past installments with the possibility of the actor and former football player Carl Weather portraying the role of Apollo Creed again. Fans may remember that he played the said character back in the 1985 movie titled “Rocky IV.” “I can’t believe I got in the ring with him, even if it was play fighting,” Stallone added.

Meanwhile, playing his son Adonis is expected to be Michael Jordan similar to the first narrative. Stallone has lauded the 29-year-old star in one of his previous interview with Deadline, “[He has] extraordinary athletic ability… He was able to morph his athleticism into boxing, which is a very, very, very slow process. He put in the time. I can’t tell you the pounding he took because he was in there with professionals as opposed to other actors. And he wouldn’t give up.”

“He got that swagger and moves that fighters get. It is a calm athleticism, but you know in a second, it can turn into a graceful ballet of violence,” he concluded.

Although the production and creative teams have remained mum on the development of the project, Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s chief executive officer Gary Barber has previously told Variety that they are planning to have another entry in the franchise even before the original movie opened in the United Kingdom. “There’s no doubt that we’re making a ‘Creed 2′” he stated.

“Creed 2” is predicted to hit the big screens sometime in 2017. However since nothing is official yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.