MGM CEO has his eyes set on a November 2017 release date.
A sequel for the box-office success, Creed, could hit screens next year.
Variety reports that MGM CEO Gary Barber has his eyes set on a November 2017 release for the film.
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"That's my goal," Barber said, but quickly added that no official date had been finalized.
The prospect of a sequel would reunite film stars Michael B. Jordan and recent Golden Globe award-winner Sylvester Stallone.
Hopes of a November 2017 release could mean director Ryan Coogler might not be involved with the project—Coogler recently signed on to direct Marvel's Black Panther, which is due in theatures February 2018.