A few months back, Sylvester Stallone teased Dolph Lundgren’s return to the Rocky universe as Ivan Drago in the upcoming Creed 2. It sounded like a cheap idea at the time, just a nostalgia ploy, and it appears said cheap idea is going to actually happen.
Yesterday, Lundgren posted this video to his Instagram account:
Those hashtags don’t mince words. Obviously, Dolph Lundgren is getting back in shape to play the Russian boxer who was responsible for the death of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Adonis’s (Michael B. Jordan) dad.
Stallone is writing the screenplay for Creed 2, which is disconcerting because one of the best parts about Creed was the fact Stallone didn’t write the screenplay. The first Creed was a genuinely great film, full of real human emotion and directed by the great Ryan Coogler. Rocky IV, the last time we saw Drago, was a series of montages patched together with threadbare dialogue. Don’t try and tell me Rocky IV was the best sequel in the original series, it has nothing on Rocky III.
Anyway, Creed 2 doesn’t have an official release date as of yet. Michael B. Jordan is back, and apparently he has some sort of confrontation with Ivan Drago. Eye roll.