Rumors for this role were on and off for various actors and sportsmen. But now it is easily confirmed. Standing at 6’4″ and weighing 245 pounds, 27-year-old Romanian boxer Florian ‘Big Nasty’ Munteanu has been cast in the role of the son in Creed II.
You can see him on set at this link, along with Dolph Lundgren, behind the scenes. Sorry, but I won’t be posting these images here.
Michael B. Jordan is giving up five inches and around 100lbs to Munteanu, so we’re sort of looking at Rocky/Drago all over again with David Vs. Goliath. Looks like Drago Snr. has an inch on his son still.
The ‘Big Nasty’ is the type of man who does curls in the woods with his Pitt bull.