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Dolph Lundgren Shows How He’s Preparing To Become Ivan Drago Again

Stewart Perrie

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Dolph Lundgren Shows How He’s Preparing To Become Ivan Drago Again

The Rocky series is one of the most well-loved sports movie franchises of all time, so it should come as no surprise that its 2015 follow-up Creed did pretty well with fans and critics. Scoring an impressive 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the film followed Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordon) - the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)'s formidable opponent in the the first two films.

Both Apollo and Rocky went on to fight Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) in 1985's Rocky IV with, er, differing results (no spoilers but c'mon, you've had enough time to watch this movie). Now, 32 years after facing Stallone's titular hero in a thrilling 15-round bout, the Soviet boxer is set to make a comeback.

Dolph has posted a video to Instagram, showing how he's been getting his body in shape for Creed 2.

Credit: Instagram

Stallone uploaded another image last week depicting Dolph in the new film, captioning the post: "A WINNER IS JUST A PROUD LOSER WHO NEVER STOPPED TRYING! .... the Son is Rising!"

That was followed by another post which showed Stallone had scribbled down notes for the second Creed movie across 439 pages.

The film sounds like it will be intense, but if you thought Adonis Creed was going to go toe-to-toe with Drago to avenge his father's death from Rocky IV, think again. TMZ Sports approached Stallone to ask him what sort of shit would be going down, and the 71-year-old wasn't shy when answering.

"It wouldn't be a party without Drago, would it?" Stallone said. "I'm gonna punch him. You know I gotta hit Drago once."

Well, you'd presume the movie will pack a whole load of punches, but despite Sly's tantalising teasers, we'll have to wait and see how that's going to pan out.

Plans for Creed 2 are still very much under wraps, but according to NME it's expected to be released around 2019 or 2020.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Rocky

Stewart Perrie
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