Stallone hints Lesnar will play Drago's son

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While there's now no word on the validity these claims, Stallone has long implied the sequel to 2015's hit Creed would indeed involve some callback to Drago, who was originally portrayed by Dolph Lungren. The plot for Creed 2, a continuation of the story between Rocky and Apollo Crews' son, is set to be centered around match with Victor Drago, the son of Rocky IV's villain, Ivan Drago.

Stallone announced in October that he was going to direct and produce "Creed 2", the follow-up to 2015's "Creed".

But Stallone's biggest announcement came in the form of an Instagram post where he announced that legendary tough Russain Ivan Drago's son Victor Drago will be played by Brock Lesnar in the upcoming picture. Stallone is still on-board to play Rocky Balboa, marking his eighth onscreen appearance as the character. He recently wrote HBO's Emmett Till project, produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z and is directing the season finale of Freeform's Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish.

Although details are scarce, Creed 2 will follow Jordan's Adonis Creed as he deals with the newfound fame found in the first movie.

In a statement revealed by Entertainment Weekly, Stallone announce that the new ringmaster would be Steven Caple Jr., who will direct from a script co-written by Sly and Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. But Stallone's background mostly as a director of schlock may have alarmed Warner Bros. and MGM execs hoping to repeat the success of Creed. A wonderful new talent take over The directorial chores and make the story as relatable as possible... We are extremely lucky to have the talented young filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. step up and accept the role of director. "He and Michael B Jordon will deliver a knockout!"

It'll be Caple's first feature at a major studio. Producers clearly believe Caple has a better chance of creating an awards worthy, character driven drama like Creed.

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