Date: 8th April 2021
Sylvester Stallone has confirmed he won't be making an appearance in Creed III.
It was announced in early March that Michael B. Jordan, the star of the Creed boxing franchise, will be making his feature directorial debut with the third instalment, which is scheduled to be released in November 2022.
Stallone reprised his iconic role of Rocky Balboa in the previous two films, as a mentor to Michael B. Jordan's character, Adonis "Donnie" Creed. Stallone's performance in 2015's Creed earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. That film was followed by Creed II, which released in November 2018. Both Creed films were box office and critical successes.
Sylvester Stallone recently announced the recut of his 1985 movie Rocky IV, with him explaining on social media that he was never satisfied with the original cut of the film and felt grateful to be able to go back and create his vision.
During 2021, Stallone will be seen in the movie Samaritan and providing the voice of King Shark in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.
Source: Press Release