“If He Dies…He Dies”

Dolph Lundgren will be reprising his Rocky IV character Ivan Drago in the upcoming sequel Creed II.

See ya!

Ivan Drago famously killed Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the ring. After Apollo’s death, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) fights Ivan Drago in Russia and emerges victorious as he avenges his friend’s death.

Decades later, Drago is now in his son Viktor’s corner of the ring as he prepares to fight against Apollo’s son Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).

Ivan Drago (Lundgren) in Creed II

According to Lundgren, Ivan has seen better days:

“He’s been having a pretty rough time. When the Soviet Union fell, he was thrown out of Russia, lost everything and ended up in the Ukraine, where he lives with his son, Viktor. His wife divorced him — for a richer man, probably.”

“So, Ivan is in very bad shape, angry and hateful. He wants redemption, and he’s going to use his son to get what’s his, what had been taken away from him 35 years ago by the Soviet Union and Rocky Balboa.”

Creed II will be released in theaters on November 21, 2018.