Stallone On Ivan Drago’s Return In Creed 2: ‘You Know I Gotta Hit Drago Once’

Over the past few weeks, Sylvester Stallone has made no secret of the fact that Ivan Drago would be returning in Creed 2, the sequel to the 2015 sports drama from Ryan Coogler that served as a successor to the Rocky franchise. That film was much better than it had any right to be, and it even managed to snag an Oscar nomination for Stallone’s portrayal of the Italian Stallion himself, Rocky Balboa.

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For this sequel, it seemed natural that the next obstacle could come in the form of Ivan Drago. For those who aren’t incredibly versed in the Rocky mythology, in Rocky IV, the Russian boxer killed Apollo Creed — Adonis Creed’s father — in the ring, which led to his eventual showdown with Rocky. Given that Drago is responsible for Adonis’ father’s death, it’s a great next step for this franchise to take in addressing that.
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