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Dolph Lundgren Seen Filming Near Rocky Statue For 'Creed 2'

March 16, 2018

Ivan Drago is back, and it looks like he's changing up his training routines... Dolph Lundgren, who plays Drago, was seen filming a training scene near the iconic Rocky statue. Fans know this is seems a little strange. When we first met the man who killed Apollo Creed, he trained in a high tech facility, juxtaposed to Rocky's more humble work out routine.

The Rocky movies have always been about underdogs, raw determination always beating out money, size, and skill. So, you'd think we'd get that same dynamic reflected in the training.

There's a lot to speculate here, but it is important to note that Dolph wasn't alone. He was filming with Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu, who will play Ivan's son. Ivan, like Rocky will be taking on the role of trainer this time around, leaving the fighting to the next generation.

'Creed 2' seems very promising so far. The first 'Creed' saw Apollo's son start on the path to fill his father's shoes, but 'Creed 2' will undoubtedly be a story of revenge. Adonis will face down the son of the man who killed his father, and assuming he wins, Vitor will end up paying for the sins of his father... poetic, epic. We can't wait!

'Creed 2' is set for a November 21 release date.