Is there any better summary of the cold war than Rocky IV?
The perfect 80’s villain. The perfect 80’s hero. That awesome 80’s soundtrack.
Since pretty much everything else “80’s” has been making a comeback lately (Nintendo Classic, Cabbage Patch Kids, Trump), why not the Drago family tree as well?
According to IMDB.com, Creed II is set for a 2018 release with Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren all returning to reprise their roles in this decades spanning franchise.
The big news about Creed II to come to light recently is that UFC Lightweight Sage Northcutt has thrown his hat in the ring to play the spawn of Ivan Drago in the upcoming Creed sequel.
According to Northcutt:
“The new Creed 2 will premiere soon, so I auditioned for her. I sent a small tape so I hope it works. It would be great. To be the son of Ivan Drago in the movie? That would be fun.”
While the list of MMA athletes that have attempted to make the leap from the octagon to the silver screen seems to be ever expanding (Rhonda Rousey, Randy Couture, Bas Rutten George St. Pierre…), the list of those that have done so successfully seems to grow at a much slower pace (Gina Carano and ummm…).
The physical resemblance between Sage Northcutt and the young Dolph Lundgren are uncanny, but are Sage’s acting skillz on par with his fighting skillz?
I like this concept of opposing ideologies between the post cold war era offspring of these two 80’s fictional boxing titans, but this leaves to 2 big questions unanswered about this project for me:
Will we see a return of celebrity rehab staple Brigitte Nielson to the Rocky-verse as Sage’s mother?
And how about a return of awesome 8o’s synthesizer composer Vince DiCola!