I’m going to get off on the wrong foot immediately with most of you by claiming Rocky IV as the worst Rocky movie. Yes, even worse than V, which at least tries to be a real movie. And there’s little doubt in my mind that Creed 2 will be the worst of the Creed movies as well. So, you know, note my attitude on the following.
In a bad idea so typical of Stallone’s worst impulses, Creed 2 will see Adonis go up against Ivan Drago’s son (named Vitor Drago, according to Movehole), which would bring Dolph Lundgren back to the series and drag this amazing second generation business through Rocky’s lamest chapter. Steven Caple Jr. is directing from a script by Stallone and Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.
It’s going to suck, and there’s nothing we can do about it except follow along and hope for the best. Today we learn who will be playing this young Drago, Romanian boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu:
That dude is fucking gigantic. So I guess this movie has that going for it. Sorry to be such a naysayer on this one folks, but it has “bad idea” written all over it, and it really bums me out.