Sylvester Stallone announces Florian Munteanu as son of Ivan Drago in Creed 2
The second chapter of Creed is expected on big screen this November. A highly anticipated boxing drama continues the storyline where the first film ended, with Michael B. Jordan portraying Adonis Johnson, the son of a Apollo Creed, alongside Sylvester Stallone as legendary Rocky Balboa.
Last year we’ve also learned that Rocky’s old foe Soviet boxer Ivan Drago, portrayed by Dolph Lundgren, is in the new film. Moreover, a new character has been added to the plot – the son of the latter. This week Sylvester Stallone revealed the name of the actor, who portrays the new personage.
“Congratulations to Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu for getting the part as Ivan Drago’s son,” Stallone captioned the photo posted on Instagram. “27 years old, 6 feet four, 245 pounds of talent.”
According to reports Florian Munteanu is the Romanian boxer born in Germany. His film resume includes the role in Bogat (2016) sports drama, in which he appeared as Razvan.
Your legacy is more than a name
Following up the announcement, the day after, Stallone shared a poster-style graphic dedicated to Creed 2. “This is going to be a war,” he described the image which shows him in the middle of Florian Munteanu featured on one side and Michael B. Jordan on the other.
In addition, according to IMDb American actress Tessa Thompson is also in Creed 2, portraying Bianca.
Topping up the bill, a “very very very rare” poster hit the stream this week. The very first Rocky movie poster.
“Believe it or not this was the first poster ever made for the first Rocky… Hand drawn,” Stallone wrote in the caption to a unique image.
“This is the only one in existence! No one but me, has seen this in 42 years! The artist is the incredible Tom Jung. Thanks Frank [Stallone].
In conclusion, life is indeed a one long, long boxing match. Rocky saga stared in 1976. Now we are here.