These ‘Creed 2’ Images Show the Best Look Yet at Viktor Drago

Ivan Drago’s son is ready to bring the pain.

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Creed II already has a trailer out in the wild (and it’s a good one), but oddly enough, we haven’t actually had that good a look at the bad guy, Viktor Drago.

Drago (Florian Munteanu) is the son of Rocky nemesis Ivan Drago, and from three new images released by MGM/Warner Bros. it’s obvious he’s every bit as jacked and intense as his father was in Rocky IV

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Let’s remember what Creed II is about, specifically:

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring.

Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

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There might be something implied here about the sins of the father being visited on the son, but that would only work if Viktor Drago bites it at the end to pay for his father punching Adonis’s dad Apollo to death.

It’s probably going to be much more complicated than that. But it looks like Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis will definitely meet his match in this grim wall of pure muscle. 

Creed II is in theaters Nov. 21.