Sylvester Stallone is looking to lace up the gloves again.
On Friday, the actor and filmmaker teased that he was in the midst of training to prepare for a potential 2018 shoot of a sequel to Creed. He shared an Instagram photo of him and Michael B. Jordan from the 2015 film, with the caption, “Getting stronger !!! 2018 #Creed2 #mgm #fitness #Rocky.”
The post marked the latest tease from the Rocky creator regarding a sequel to the Oscar-nominated Creed, which chronicled Rocky’s training of Adonis Creed (Jordan) as he attempted to follow in the footsteps of his father, Apollo (originally played by Carl Weathers).
Back in July, Stallone shared a photo of his notebook containing a completed draft for a Creed sequel, hinting that audiences might see the return of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the Soviet boxer who killed Apollo in the ring in Rocky IV.
That said, it has not been confirmed that Stallone’s script will be used for any sequel. Though he was the credited writer for the first six entries in the franchise, Stallone handed the reins to Aaron Covington and director Ryan Coogler for Creed.
The seventh installment of the Rocky franchise brought Stallone into the Oscar conversation (though he ultimately lost to Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies) and earned him a Golden Globe.
MGM did not immediately respond to request for comment.
In the meantime, Stallone is slated to guest star on the second season of This is Us, so we hope he’s also been getting his tear ducts into shape.