A sequel was soon announced which would connect with rocky iv and bring back ivan drago (dolph lundgren), the man who killed apollo in the ring, as well as his son, viktor drago (florian munteanu. Carl weathers and dolph lundgren - apollo creed, ivan drago rocky panel dolph lundgren action movie hd by zero dolph lundgren (ivan drago) full training for. Apollo — played by carl weathers — is the father of adonis creed (michael b jordan), who is the main focus of the creed films creed ii sees adonis facing off against viktor drago — played by professional boxer florian munteanu — the son of ivan. Stallone is back as rocky balboa, the heavyweight champion of the world and now good friend of his one-time nemesis, apollo creed (carl weathers) creed is brutally slaughtered in the boxing ring during a lop-sided exhibition match against the superhuman russian boxer ivan drago ( dolph lundgren ), an event that rocky takes personally.
Dolph lundgren brought a special level of intensity to the role of ivan drago - one that nearly landed him and the entire rocky iv production in a whole heap of trouble the story goes that, during one bit of in-the-ring filming, lundgren literally tossed apollo creed actor carl weathers into the corner of the ring like a rag-doll. That's weathers' imitation of dolph lundgren's most famous character as performed in this great video interview oh well, after getting crushed by the siberian express back in '85, it's no wonder drago's menacing words are a bit foggy today. In the new trailer for creed ii, adonis creed (michael b jordan) looks to take on the son of ivan drago (dolph lundgren), the soviet boxer who killed his father apollo creed (carl weathers) in the boxing ring. Stallone is back as rocky balboa, the heavyweight champion of the world and now good friend of his one-time nemesis, apollo creed (carl weathers) creed is brutally slaughtered in the boxing ring during a lop-sided exhibition match against the superhuman russian boxer ivan drago (dolph lundgren), an event that rocky takes personally.
At the film's conclusion he faces heavyweight champion apollo creed (carl weathers) and gets the girl (even though she loses her fancy red hat, and he loses the fight. In the creed sequel, jordan's (literal) adonis goes up against drago's son, viktor, played by florian munteanu, with a possible repeat appearance by dolph lundgren's og ivan himself. After iron man drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound soviet athlete, kills apollo creed in an exhibition match, rocky comes to the heart of russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. When rocky's old friend apollo creed is killed during a fight with a superfit russian boxer ivan drago, rocky blames himself for the death when he could have thrown in the towel before the crucial moment. Creed ii continues the story of adonis (michael b jordan), the son of the late boxer apollo creed (carl weathers), a character who appeared in the first four rocky films.
Rocky iv is a 1985 american sports drama film written, directed by, and starring sylvester stallone the film co-stars dolph lundgren, burt young, talia shire, carl weathers, tony burton, brigitte nielsen and michael pataki. Rocky i: a small-time bar-room brawler gets his shot at fame and glory when undisputed world champion apollo creed(carl weathers) decides to give a local underdog a 'big chance' when the #1 contender for the title suffers an injury. Rocky must come out of retirement to battle a gargantuan soviet fighter named drago, who brutally punished rocky's friend and former rival, apollo creed seeking revenge in the name of his fallen comrade and his country, rocky agrees to fight drago in moscow on christmas, and the bout changes both fighters -- and the world. Stallone has posted multiple instagram images from rocky iv that feature boxer ivan drago, the character played by dolph lundgren who ultimately killed rocky's rival-turned-trainer apollo creed (carl weathers) in the 1985 action film.
Michael b jordan will reprise his role as adonis creed, son of carl weathers' apollo creed from the rocky franchise, while tessa thompson is also coming back as adonis' girlfriend bianca. Other highlights included a red carpet walk from actor dolph lundgren, who famously killed apollo creed in the ring back in rocky iv action heroes arnold schwarzenegger and randy couture and real life boxing champ oscar de la hoya. The italian stallion agrees to help former champion apollo creed train for a match against a seemingly invincible boxer from the soviet union, only to see his friend die as a result of injuries.
In 1985's rocky iv, which stallone directed, ivan drago (dolph lundgren) delivered a blow to apollo creed (carl weathers) in the ring that killed the legendary athlete. After reclaiming the boxing championship title, rocky balboa (sylvester stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, adrian (talia shire) however, during an exhibition match, rocky's friend apollo creed (carl weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking russian newcomer ivan drago (dolph lundgren. Pitching up the potential drama with an existing plot from the original rocky movies, it was ivan drago who killed apollo creed (played by carl weathers), father of michael b jordan's adonis. Read the transcript • trailer transcripts • gallery • trivia • credits • awards • home media • production rocky iv is a 1985 american film written by, directed by, and starring sylvester stallone, dolph lundgren, burt young, talia shire, carl weathers, tony burton, brigitte nielsen, and michael pataki.