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Dolph Lundgren Reveals Rocky Spin-off ‘Drago’ Has Been Put on Hold for ‘Creed 4’

Dolph Lundgren Reveals Rocky Spin-off ‘Drago’ Has Been Put on Hold for ‘Creed 4’

Dolph Lundgren recently revealed new story details about Drago, the highly anticipated spin-off from the Rocky franchise. Although still in development, the movie has encountered some delays attributed to the overwhelming success of Creed 3.

The Drago spin-off with Lundgren and his character’s son hasn’t been counted out yet. However, it seems to be on hold while the studio puts all its energy into Creed 4. According to Lundgren, the Drago movie was making steady progress. The actor even teased it had an “interesting” script, but then it got caught in the boxing ring of priorities.

“MGM was developing the script called Drago about my character and my son,” Lundgren told Screenrant. “I think what happened was the studio changed leadership. Then Creed 3 did very well, so they started preparing for Creed 4. This is last year, and then now there is a problem with a co-star in Creed 4.”

Dolph Lundgren Let Slip a Few Tidbits About the Story of the Rocky Spin-off, ‘Drago’

The Masters of the Universe actor did let a few story details slip about the Rocky spin-off. “That storyline they had on the Drago script was interesting,” Lundgren revealed. “It was kind of a coming to America, kind of immigration angle, with me and the son. [The story] was pretty cool.”

“It just so happened that, in Creed 2, we’re in the Ukraine, in the beginning, we’re in Kyiv,” Dolph continued. “That’s where the movie opens, even though it’s not really mentioned too much. But in the version of the script that I read, it starts with a Russian invasion, and in that, we go through some hard, difficult experiences that makes us want to come to America. It was kind of interesting.”

Speculations about a Drago spin-off emerged shortly after Dolph Lundgren reprised his iconic Rocky role in the 2018 film Creed 2. In this sequel, Lundgren’s character trains his son Victor (played by Florian Munteanu) to challenge Adonis Creed (portrayed by Michael B. Jordan). Subsequently, in July 2022, an official announcement confirmed the development of the Drago film, with Robert Lawton entrusted with the task of crafting the script.

The return of Lundgren as Ivan Drago is still uncertain, but a new installment of Creed is in the works. Michael B. Jordan, who made his directorial debut with Creed 3, is set to helm Creed 4.