Date: 13th September 2018
Dolph Lundgren admits that he wasn't originally into the idea of playing Ivan Drago in Creed 2 over 30 years after debuting in Rocky IV. Sylvester Stallone went out of his way to reinvent the Rocky franchise with the release of Creed, which stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed. The movie was a huge success, which clearly meant that a sequel was in the works and Stallone had the perfect idea of bringing back Ivan and introducing his son Viktor Drago.
In a recent Q&A session at Comic-Con Portugal, Dolph Lundgren was asked about his role in Creed 2. Fans of the Rocky franchise were happily surprised that Ivan Drago was going to be featured in the sequel. However, the actor was worried about how people would perceive his character after all of these years. Lundgren explains.
"It was a bit strange. It's a bit weird. Because at first I didn't want to do it because I thought it would be kind of sad... I didn't want to hurt that image because it's like an iconic character that people, especially people who work out, really look up to this guy."
Source: Press Release