MGM has launched Drago , a new spin-off of the Rocky and Creed saga .
The project, of which little is known for now, will be written by Robert Lawton and centered on Ivan Drago ( Dolph Lundgren ) and his son Viktor Drago ( Florian Munteanu ), antagonist of Creed II .
The Creed saga started in 2015. The first chapter, directed by Ryan Coogler ( Black Panther ), starred Michael B. Jordan as Adonis, son of the legendary Apollo Creed, who followed in his father’s footsteps and was coached by Rocky Balboa ( Sylvester Stallone ). In Creed II , Adonis clashed with the son of Ivan Drago, the man who had killed his father in Rocky IV .
The saga will continue with Creed III , arriving in the US on November 23, which will be directed by Jordan himself and will not see the return of Stallone.
Lawton wrote a screenplay called Becoming Rocky , centered around the making of the classic John G. Avildsen film , which earned him an Academy scholarship. He also wrote, directed and starred in the rom-com Sex & Sushi , and wrote the thriller Crave .