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TSL CREED II Preview: Director Steven Caple Jr.

Caple continues the greatness of the "Creed" franchise.

When Director Ryan Coogler took the mantle for the first CREED movie, it was revolutionary that the Rocky franchise spinoff was now being helmed by a man of color. So when it was time for Creed II to be made, Coogler handed the reins to Steven Caple Jr. to continue the greatness of the series.

 

The Cleveland native’s feature film debut, “The Land”, premiered at Sundance 2016, where it was acquired by IFC. He is now penning an Emmett Till show at HBO, produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan and has a roster of projects on tap.

We caught up with the rising star director in Philly to discuss his vision of the film and what it meant to be a part of the timeless classic boxing story of family.  

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. Having been involved with combat sports since 2005, Rhett began in the Fighter Relations Department of the UFC and World Extreme Cagefighting. Eventually, he became the Site Coordinator for the now-defunct Strikeforce organization. He then founded Fight Services and handled the event and talent logistics for MMA World Series of Fighting, Titan FC, as well as boxing promoter K2 Promotions. Rhett was also a Stage Manager for Showtime Championship Boxing. Currently, Rhett is the lead combat sports and bodybuilding writer, producer, podcaster, and host for The Shadow League. He has also been published in Money Magazine, reported for TIME Magazine and been a freelance writer for UFC.com, MaximumFighting.com, UFC 360 Magazine, Fight Magazine, MMAPayout.com, and Heavy.com. Rhett has hosted lifestyle TV programming in the Washington, D.C. market on the District of Columbia Network (DCN) and the District Knowledge Network (DKN) and has been a Play-By-Play Announcer for Monumental Sports Network’s PPV streaming service.