A few weeks ago, Sylvester Stallone confirmed he would be writing and directing Creed 2, and would be bringing back Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago. The news made some people happy, and it made other people, who remember Rocky IV, more than skeptical.
Now it seems Stallone is doubling down in the bad idea department, and he’s auditioning people to play Drago’s son. Maybe, Ivan Jr.?
Sage Northcutt, an MMA fighter, was talking to MMAFighting.com recently and he brought up the fact he had auditioned for the role. “”Got a little audition tape,” he said, “so hopefully that goes through. That would be pretty neat. Being Ivan Drago’s son in the movie?”
Northcutt also pointed out that he looks a lot like Drago, and this photoshopped Twitter post confirmed this:
#Repost @KamuraShops pic.twitter.com/SYhTlgSArk
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) October 24, 2017
Great, yeah, he looks like Ivan Drago. I’m sure he’s a terrific actor too. Not that the acting is going to matter in Creed 2, which is totally heading in the direction of the Rocky sequels. At least that franchise had the serious Rocky II follow up to the Oscar-winning original. Stallone appears to be skipping right over that and heading to the schtick.
Why in the world would Adonis square off against Drago? Also, why would Drago want his son to fight in Russia? Things didn’t end up well for him. I know I know, stop asking so many logical questions. This is Stallone we’re talking about…
Creed 2 is set to release in 2018. There is no definite release date yet, they’re probably just waiting to cast this all-important piece.