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Drago: Creed Spin-Off Finds A Author

There was chatter for some time – partly from Ivan Drago himself, Dolph Lundgren, in an interview late final yr — in regards to the thought of a Creed spin-off centered on the Drago household. It is taking a step nearer to actuality, as author Robert Lawton is aboard to sort out the script.

Although the precise particulars on the film are a secret for now, it’s going to concentrate on the legendary Russian fighter who first appeared because the antagonist in 1985’s Rocky IV, and whose son Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu) who was final seen because the antagonist in Creed II.

Lawton scored the gig after profitable plaudits (and a 2021 Nicholl Fellowship, an enormous prize within the screenwriting world) for his spec script Turning into Rocky, which chronicled the behind-the-scenes story of constructing the unique film. That, plus his tackle what the film might do with Drago led MGM executives to rent him.

We’ll have to attend and see whether or not the film turns into a actuality, however Creed III, which options star Michael B. Jordan stepping behind the digital camera to direct in addition to star, was scheduled to land in November, however has been pushed again to early 2023.

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