In what has become one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, it appears as if Dolph Lundgren will actually be returning to the role that made him famous in Rocky IV. That would be his iconic portrayal of Olympic gold medalist slash Apollo Creed-killing machine Ivan Drago, of course.
With an amateur boxing record of 100-1-0 with 100 KOs and a professional record of 31-0 with 31 KOs (til he met Rocky Balboa), Drago could punch with the force of 1850 psi (the average boxer hits at 700 psi). So to see him return to the big screen after 32 years would be freaking amazing.
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The last time we saw Dolph Lundgren here it was in a photo with his lovely and talented daughter Ida Lundgren. Here they are together in Mallorca last week…
Today, however, we get to see Lundgren, now 59, hitting it hard in the gym, captioning his new video, “Getting ready for something big! 👊 @officialslystallone #Creed2 #IvanDrago.”
Add that to the mix of not-so-subtle hints Sylvester Stallone has been dropping…
The Son is rising? Sins of the Sons? Maybe it’s time to try to again? Ivan Drago’s son is 100% going to be the villain in Creed 2. Book it.
However, if his son doesn’t say this in the movie, they have failed completely…
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Also I’m just going to leave this next photo here, because, ha!