While most of the films in the Rocky franchise are considered iconic, in their own right, the one that most people look to as being the best of the series is Rocky IV. It’s got drama, intriguing, and downright patriotic moments, as Sylvester Stallone‘s Rocky went into the heart of Soviet Russia to take on Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) after he killed Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Adonis’ father. Creed 2 will attempt to find retribution for the Creed family when Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) takes on Ivan Drago’s son. A role that hadn’t been cast, until now.
According to a report by The Tracking Board, Romanian Boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu has earned the honor of representing the Drago clan in Creed 2.
Steven Caple Jr. will direct this mammoth of a man, along with Jordan, Stallone, and Lundgren in the Creed sequel, written by Stallone and Luke Cage’s Cheo Hodari Coker. While Ryan Coogler won’t be helming the sequel to his Oscar-worthy film, he has signed on as an Executive Producer. Filming begins this March in Philadelphia with a release date set for November 21, 2018.