Rocky fans, get excited: The highly anticipated sequel to Creed, Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed Rocky series 2015 addition, has started filming in Philadelphia. A crew was spotted yesterday at — where else? — the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.
Dolph Lundgren, the Swedish actor who played Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, and boxer Florian Munteanu, who plays his son, Viktor Drago, were also on set. In Creed II, Adonis will face off against Viktor.
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Lundgren famously played the Soviet Drago, who kills Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) at the beginning of Rocky IV, setting Rocky Balboa to travel to Russia to take on Drago.
Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis Creed, was not on set and will not be filming for another month, according to crew members. However, he’s already posting photos of himself getting into shape for the role on social media.
Creed II is set for a Nov. 21, 2018 release. Coogler, who most recently helmed the billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther, has turned over the directorial reigns to Steven Caple Jr.