According to the Hollywood Reporter, Creed has found his opponent.
German-Romanian fitness junkie/boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, which is the sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation.
Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.
Creed - which is technically the seventh film in the Rocky series - starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (played by Jordan), the son of his ex-opponent and best friend, Apollo Creed (who died in the fourth Rocky film).
Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which was made at a high tension point during the 1980s Cold War.
Drago killed Apollo Creed in the fourth film - which is certainly going to be the storyline for the son vs. son scenario in Creed 2.
Rocky himself got revenge in the fourth film by traveling to Russia to defeat Drago in the ending scene, but Rocky suffered head injuries from their grueling fight and that led to his retirement from boxing in the fifth film.
Dolph Lundgren starred as Drago in the 1985 film and will also be returning for Creed 2. Stallone and Tessa Thompson, who starred in Creed, are also returning.
The film has a November 21 release date.
The first Creed motion picture was released in the United States on November 25, 2015, the fortieth anniversary of the date of the opening scene in 1976's Rocky.
The film was sequel to 2006's Rocky Balboa, and it received acclaim from critics, who called it the best Rocky film in many years. For his performance, Stallone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, his first Oscar nomination since the original film. He also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.