‘Creed’ Spin-Off ‘Drago’ In The Works With Script By Robert Lawton


A spin-off of Michael B. Jordan’s Creed films focusing on Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago and his son, Florian Munteanu’s Viktor Drago, is in the works at MGM with a script by Robert Lawton.

Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago was originally introduced to the Rocky franchise as the central antagonist in 1985’s Rocky IV. Lundgren reprised the role in 2018’s Creed II, in which Florian Munteanu played his son, Viktor Drago.

Details of the new spin-off movie are scarce, but it is being penned by Robert Lawton, whose spec script Becoming Rocky won a 2021 Nicholl Felowship.

Doplh Lundgren had mentioned MGM were considering making a new Rocky spin-off, focusing on Ivan Drago, last year.

Writer Robert Lawton landed the job of scripting Drago after penning a spec script titled Becoming Rocky, about the making of 1976’s original Rocky. The spec script was one of 50 that received the 2021 Nicholl Fellowship. The writer’s subsequent pitch for Drago saw MGM hire him for the film.

Creed III is set for release this November, with Michael B. Jordan returning as Adonis Creed. The film will also see Jordan direct for the first time. The film will also star Jonathan Majors, who has recently appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to promote his role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new big bad, Kang the Conqueror.

Here is the synopsis for the latest film in the Rocky franchise, Creed II:

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr. from a script written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Sylvester Stallone, Creed II stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, and Buddy Marcelle.

Creed II is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Dolph Lundgren’s Drago, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content.

Source: TheWrap

Originally published at heroichollywood.com

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