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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ever since we learned that Creed 2 would be bringing back Dolph Lundgren as the iconic Russian boxer, Ivan Drago, there has been one key question: Who would be playing his son? With Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed being the son of Apollo Creed, it’s only fitting that he’d somehow go head to head with Drago’s own offspring, making this a multi-generational feud.

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Not too long after the hiring of Steven Caple Jr. as director, the production has locked down Drago’s Son. According to The Tracking Board, Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will be playing the character. Unfortunately, there is nothing known about the character, and while Munteanu has acted in a short titled “Bogat,” there’s not nearly enough for us to gauge whether or not he’s actually a good actor.

If nothing else, he is certainly ripped, which will be helpful, but that isn’t exactly the most important aspect. Below is his post on Instagram following the casting reveal.

from @officialslystallone Congratulations to Florian “ Big Nasty” Munteanu for getting the part as IVAN DRAGOS son! 27 years old , 6 feet four, 245 pounds of talent.#mgm #creed #creed2 . Now it's very official!!! I'm so happy and thankful to announce that I will play IVAN DRAGO'S son in CREED II 😊💪😁🙏. A huge honor to play in such a big movie directed by @stevencaplejr next to @officialslystallone, @michaelbjordan & @dolphlundgren 😳🙏. Can't even describe my feelings in words right now…🤗🤗. But I'll promise you this…I'll work my ass of to make this movie unforgettable 💯💯. Huge thank you to @eduardirimia & the @superkombat Academy for making a dream come true 😊🙏. And of course to my parents and brothers at home, without them this would have not been possible 🤗❤❤. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND WORK HARD. #creed #creed2 #bignasty #drago

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Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren are set to return in the roles of Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago respectively. Also returning to the titular role of Adonis Creed is Michael B. Jordan. The film is being shot from a script by Sylvester Stallone and Luke Cage’s Cheo Hodari Coker. Production is set to begin this March in hopes of hitting the ambitious release date of November 21, 2018.

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SOURCE: The Tracking Board

  • David E

    Would have been better with Clubber Lang, and his son, Ted Clubber Lang.

    • BlackManINC

      That will probably come in Creed 3.

  • Moby85

    Well, first impressions aren’t good. He doesn’t look “Drago-ish”. So not excited for him but man, am I excited for how this plot is shaping up.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.