Sylvester Stallone Really Wants You to Think Ivan Drago is in ‘Creed 2’

Ivan Drago, the mountainous, routed out villain of Rocky IV and the man responsible for the death of Apollo Creed , might be making a return to the franchise in Creed 2. At least that’s what Sylvester Stallone really wants everyone to think.

In a series of Instagram posts over the last week or so, Sly hinted and hinted and hinted again that the personification of oppressive 80s Russian communism, played by Dolph Lundgren, is going to be a part of the sequel to Ryan Coogler’s surprisingly terrific sequel/spinoff, Creed.

Here are Stallone’s posts:

Really like this RARE picture… ROCKY making DRAGO'S life difficult between takes!!! #CREED 2 #MGM @dolphlundgren

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Directing APOLLO AND DRAGO , The two best "cinema "boxers that ever lived!… Maybe it's time to try to again?

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We get it, man.

We should definitely consider this as a sign that Ivan Drago is coming back since Stallone is writing Creed 2. And Sly certainly likes nostalgia as much as the next person. We should also all collectively beg and plead with Stallone that Adonis isn’t going to square off against the super old Russian fighter in some sort of stunt fight. We did the stunt fighting in Rocky III.

At the same time, having Drago reappear in some capacity could be an emotionally charged moment for Adonis, seeing the man who killed his father face to face. Just… don’t fight…

There is no release date for Creed 2, but it is slated for some time in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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