Sylvester Stallone To Return As Rocky In Ryan Coogler’s Creed/Reuters
Sylvester Stallone To Return As Rocky In Ryan Coogler’s Creed/Reuters

Hollywood superstar, Sylvester Stallone is all set to reprise his iconic role of Rocky Balboa for MGM Studio's Creed. The studio is also in talks with Michael B. Jordan to play Apollo Creed's grandson.

Ryan Coogler of Fruitvale Station will write this Rocky saga along with Aaron Covington. It will be produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, who produced the original, along with Stallone and Kevin King.

 However, Rocky Balboa won't be the title character this time. The plot will revolve around Apollo Creed's (heavyweight champion that Balboa defeated in 1979's Rocky II) grandson, who gets into boxing despite his family's wishes, and turns to Rocky as a mentor. Balboa meanwhile has retired from boxing completely and is not eager to make a return to the ring.

The 67-year-old action star, who is currently working on Expendables 3 recently tweeted that that Ronda Rousey (UFC women's bantamweight champion) will star in Expendables 3.

"Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi champion Victor Ortiz!" he tweeted.

The third movie in the series will also star Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal and Mickey Rourke.

Stallone also recently revealed that a Rocky musical will open on Broadway next year.

"The reason I think it has worked so well there and why I think it'll work on Broadway is that, yes, it's a story about boxing, but the real story is actually an intimate, powerful and gritty and moving love story between two people who are both lonely and in a difficult place in their worlds. They sort of rescue each other. It's very uplifting," Bill Taylor, managing director of Stage Entertainment USA, said of the production.