Could a Rocky Balboa shared cinematic universe be on the cards?
We already know that Sylvester Stallone is set to return to the role of the Italian Stallion as mentor to Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis (son of Apollo) Creed in Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Creed, and now TotalRocky has word that an Ivan Drago spin-off could be in the works.
The site reports that a screenplay entitled Drago has been filed with the U.S. copyright office, which is based upon Rocky’s nemesis in the 1985 sequel Rocky IV, played by Dolph Lundgren. Based upon an earlier script entitled Communist Boxing Redemption Movie, the new version would see Ivan Dragon fighting his way through prison en route to a confrontation with world heavyweight champion Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon (played by Antonio Tarver in Rocky Balboa) in order to save his mafia boss brother.
The script for Drago has been penned by Andrew LeMay, and the articles suggests that two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz has expressed interest in a role. However, given that LeMay is yet to secure the rights to use the characters, that one should probably be firmly chalked up as a rumour, and it would seem there’s a long way to go before this one has any chance of becoming a reality.
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