L-R) Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan arrives at the "Creed" Los Angeles Premiere held at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, CA on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

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Stallone Hypes 'Creed II' As Filming In Philly Begins

"Rocky" himself took to social media to express his excitement.

April 02, 2018 - 11:52 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - "Rocky" himself took to social media to express his excitement as the filming of "Creed II" kicks off  in Philadelphia.

In a an Instagram post, Sylvestor Stallone says this is a "very exciting day" and that it's time to "watch the fists startFLYING!"

You know the old cliché that it “seems like yesterday and “but it does and it’s a very exciting moment to be here getting ready to Watch Creed 2 to commence filming. A very exciting day !!! The actors and production team has been waiting a long Time for this film to start , so ladies and gentlemen get ready to watch the fists startFLYING! #MGM #rockybalboa #CREED2

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In the video, Stallone also talked a little bit about what it was like filiming the original film 42 years ago compared to now.

"Creed II"is expected to hit theatres later this year.