Studio MGM is going to make a spin-off of the hit series ‘Rocky’ about the boxer Ivan Drago. The character was played in two films by actor Dolph Lundgren (64).

Russian boxer Drago was an iconic opponent of Rocky, who is played by Sylvester Stallone, in the fourth installment in the long-running series. His character returned last year in Creed II, a spin-off about the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky’s best friend in the series. Drago turned out to have a son who is now also boxing.

In Creed II , Dolph also showed a more human side of Drago. This tasted like more, the Swedish star reported in an interview earlier. But so far, MGM has refused to confirm the project.

It is still unclear what the plot of the Drago film will be and whether Dolph will return. A premiere date has not yet been announced. A third Creed movie will be released in 2023 . It will be the first title in the Rocky franchise that Sylvester Stallone will not compete in.