Creed 2 Update: Actor Cast To Play Ivan Drago's Son in Film

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.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18413465]I bet Sage got disqualified for smiling too damn much - either that or failure on accent, which could have been rectified by giving him a sexy manager to talk for him. So much potential, wasted. Sage was spot on.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by revelated on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;18412636]wtf...Ive never seen a kid try so desperately to look like his father, comes off as unrealistic. They could have found a kid that looked like Drago without giving him the same damn haircut lol[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=_original_;18412698] Sage Northcutt looked exactly…

Comment by _original_ on 01-16-2018

I just looked at the guy lol wtf? Are they gonna make him blonde at least? Is this cat even a fighter? Sage Northcutt looked exactly Drago's son, and even though he's never acted a day in his life, neither…

Comment by _original_ on 01-16-2018

Loved Creed and I'm glad a second one is being made. The only thing that worries me is that the same director isn't doing the sequel.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-16-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18412514]Not pale enough, not blond enough and too much body hair. They really should have picked Sage Northcutt. [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] wtf...Ive never seen a kid try so desperately to look like his father, comes off as unrealistic. They could have found…

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