‘Creed’ Spinoff ‘Drago’ Scripted By Robert Lawton In Works At MGM

‘Creed’ Spinoff ‘Drago’ Scripted By Robert Lawton In Works At MGM

MGM is betting big on the house of Drago. A new “Creed” spinoff titled “Drago,” from screenwriter Robert Lawton, is in development at MGM.

Details of the film’s plot are being kept under wraps. But I hear that it will center on the Russian boxer with the same name, portrayed by an action star Dolph Lundgren—previously seen in 1985’s Rocky IV and 2018’s Creed II—as well as his son Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), previously seen only in Creed II.

“The Creed” franchise launched in 2015 is a spinoff to Sylvester Stallone’s beloved franchise, “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone as the ultimate underdog Rocky Balboa.

Michael B. Jordan stars as Apollo Creed’s(Carl Weathers) son Adonis and is reprising the role in the upcoming Creed 3—having also directed the pic originally slated for release on March 3, 2023, but MGM/United Artists pushed the release date to Nov. 23, 2022.

“I’m incredibly humbled and grateful for this opportunity, and I’m approaching it as an enormous fan of the ‘Rocky’ franchise, who happens to be a screenwriter,” Lawton said in a statement to Variety.

Lawton notably penned a previous spec script Becoming Rocky—examining the making of the Sylvester Stallone franchise launcher. He also wrote, directed and starred in the 2006 rom-com Sex & Sushi, and penned the 2012 thriller Crave directed by Charles de Lauzirika. Lawton is represented by A3 Artists Agency.

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