Creed 2: Sylvester Stallone teases return of Rocky IV character Ivan Drago

Dolph Lundgren played the antagonist in the 1984 sequel

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 04 July 2017 13:14
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Sylvester Stallone has stoked excitement for Creed 2 by teasing its possible connection to a past Rocky film.

The film in question is Rocky IV (1984), the one which saw Balboa set out to avenge the death of former nemesis Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in Moscow. Creed died in the ring at the hands of Ivan Drago, the antagonist played by Dolph Lundgren, and if Stallone's hints are to be believed, it seems the actor could be returning for the Creed follow-up.

The Instagram post shows a photo of Drago alongside a superimposed image of Creed's son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) with the caption: “”Here's a chance to stretch your imagination... HISTORY WILL ALWAYS REPEAT ITSELF IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER, JUST GOT TO BE READY!


​Stallone later posted photos of Weathers and Lundgren from the set of Rocky IV.

“Directing APOLLO AND DRAGO. The two best 'cinema' boxers that ever lived!... Maybe it's time to try to again?,” he wrote.


Creed, directed by Black Panther's Ryan Coogler, was a critical and commercial success following its release in January 2016 earning Stallone a Golden Globe win and Oscar nomination for his reprisal of Balboa.

Creed 2 is expected to hit cinemas in 2018.

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