I’m not going to take all the credit for this movie, but I did know exactly where this franchise was going after Creed dropped in theatres. So here we are, 3 years later and Creed is still boxing, but something from his past is coming back. That’s right, Ivan Drago and his son Viktor want a piece of the Apollo’s son.
I’m not saying this is absolute genius bringing back the Drago family, because it will have be done in the perfect manner in order for it to translate onto the big screen. It’s crazy to think, that when most people think of the Rocky franchise, usually their mind goes to Ivan Drago. So bringing him back to finally confront Rock himself, could be fireworks before our eyes.
Now the biggest problem for the film, Ryan Coogler isn’t returning to direct. He did help write some of this film, but that is my biggest concern. He wanted to make Creed for the longest time, it was a passion project for him, so him not bringing that same passion could be a problem for the sequel. Steven Caple Jr. is taking over and I hope he’s ready to fill some pretty big shoes. All the other party members involved are so passionate and love this franchise that I’m not to concerned about the director change. I thought the trailer looked great, but Ivan himself was missing, which was a problem for me. Still can’t wait to see this, I love this universe so damn much.
Check ya later