Brock Lesnar Could Have Landed Huge Role In Upcoming Sylvester Stallone Film

Brock Lesnar Could Have Landed Huge Role In Upcoming Sylvester Stallone Film

The 2015 movie revolved around the son of heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson, who seeks mentorship from Rocky Balboa.

Variety says that although Stallone originally wanted to direct, he and returning star Michael B. Jordan ultimately made a decision to go for new blood, eventually landing on Caple Jr. Victor's father killed Adonis' father in Rocky IV.

The highly-anticipated sequel Creed 2 has finally, officially locked down a director and it's a name that nobody would have expected.

"Creed 2" is set for release sometime next year and it needs to be seen IF the parts featuring Lesnar has already been shot or is still being filmed, as you read. Meanwhile the original screenplay is by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (showrunner of Luke Cage).

"It's an honor to be a part of such an iconic franchise and to work with such great collaborators", Caple said in a statement.

Brock Lesnar Could Have Landed Huge Role In Upcoming Sylvester Stallone Film
Brock Lesnar Could Have Landed Huge Role In Upcoming Sylvester Stallone Film

Jordan admitted he was "excited" for Caple to take over from the first film's director Ryan Coogler.

While there's now no word on the validity these claims, Stallone has long implied the sequel to 2015's hit Creed would indeed involve some callback to Drago, who was originally portrayed by Dolph Lungren.

Stallone, 71, penned a lengthy Instagram message announcing the switch-up, and said he stepped away so that the film could be in the hands of someone more in tune with the current generation. The movie was helmed by Ryan Coogler, who is now helming the upcoming superhero movie "Black Panther". A wonderful new talent take over The directorial chores and make the story as relatable as possible... We are extremely lucky to have the talented young filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. step up and accept the role of director.

More recently, Caple Jr. wrote an Emmett Till mini-series for HBO that was produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith.

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