Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren have reunited 32 years after their characters went head-to-head in Rocky IV.
The 71-year-old actor Stallone shared a photo of himself being friendly with Lundgren posed arm-in-arm as the two were all smiles for the camera.
Stallone captioned the snap with:
Shooting a commercial with Dolph today… Getting ready for working with the big man in Creed 2.
The two looked pretty happy to be reunited considering that Lundgren played Rocky’s nemesis Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.
In the fictional fight to end all fights, the two battled it out in an intense 15-round match which saw Stallone’s Rocky only just about emerge victorious.
Giving an inspiring speech about how America and Russia should learn to try and love each other, Rocky appeared defeated despite winning the fight that essentially ended his career.
Get ready the next generation is about to get into the ring! By the way, in my experience, this was the most Exhausting and punishing fight ever put on film, I can't believe one of us didn't end up in the hospital… Oh, I forgot, I did…it was an amazing experience, and Dolph Lundgren is an amazing athlete #Rockybalboa1976#mgm
Now in Creed 2, the sequel to the 2015 hit which was a spin-off of the classic Rocky film series, Lundgren will once again reprise his role as Drago.
Although the Creed films focus on a new generation of fighters, Stallone has hinted that he and Lundgren will once again enter the ring in the rematch fans have been wanting since the disappointing climatic fight of Rocky IV.
Stallone told TMZ Sports things are definitely going to heat up between Rocky and Drago, saying:
It wouldn’t be a party without Drago would it? I’m gonna punch him. You know I gotta hit Drago once.
We can’t wait to see the two do battle once again!
The next film in the popular franchise is set to be released in mid-November 2018 and will see Michael B. Jordan reprise his role of Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky’s former rival turned friend.
The movie will follow Adonis as he seeks revenge on the man who killed his father, none other than Ivan Drago.
Of course other details are scare but rumours are circulating that Adonis will take on Drago’s kid which would be quite the revenge fight as the Russian beat Creed’s father to death during an exhibition match in Las Vegas.
Although we don’t know quite what to expect from the film yet, we do know that Lundgren will be a beast in it as he has been busy getting into an insane shape for his return to the role of Drago.
Updating his Instagram with regular videos of him working out in the gym Lundgren has been piling on the muscle in his preparation for Creed 2.
Considering he is now an incredible 59-years-old, Lundgren doesn’t look like he has aged a day since filming Rocky IV.
We can’t wait to see Creed 2 as if Rocky and Drago have their highly-anticipated rematch, it’s sure to be something quite special.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.