He responds to criticism of Stallone’s “Drago”
Dolph Lundgren reassures ‘Rocky’ fans after Sylvester Stallone’s tirade. He had rebelled against the “Drago” offshoot.
Dolph Lundgren (64) provides some details on “Drago”. The Swede released a statement on Instagram about the planned offshoot of the “Rocky” series. Its inventor Sylvester Stallone (76) had earlier slammed the idea with harsh words and called ‘Rocky’ producer Irwin Winkler (91) a “parasite”.
The announcement would break his heart Stallone explained on Instagram. “I’ve only just found out. Once again, this pathetic 94-year-old producer and his stupid, useless vulture children, Charles and David, are gnawing at the bones of a wonderful character I’ve created – and won’t even tell me .”
Here’s what Dolph Lundgren says about the project
Lundgren now tries to calm things down and clarifies that the project is not yet finished. “There is no approved script, no contract, no director,” he explains. He only agreed because he assumed Stallone was on board. “There was a leak in the press last week, which is very unfortunate,” Lundgren continued. But he is in contact with “Mr. Balboa”, he tries to calm the fans down.
‘Drago’: It’s behind the spin-off and Stallone’s rejection
Lundgren’s character, the invincible Soviet-Russian Ivan Drago, was the central antagonist of “Rocky IV”. The character celebrated his return in the second part of the “Rocky” offshoot “Creed”, in which his son played the main character’s antagonist Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan, 35). In the third part of the spin-off, which is announced for March 2023, Stallone will no longer be seen as Rocky for the first time.
Stallone never tires of shooting the Winkler family. He is also listed as a producer on all movies in the “Rocky” universe and the upcoming third installment in the “Creed” series. According to him, however, he no longer really has control over the franchise he created in 1976 with the first Oscar-winning installment.