Despite all signs pointing to Sylvester Stallone helming the upcoming sequel, the studio has plucked a candidate from nowhere.
With Sylvester Stallone writing the script for the follow up to the 2015 drama, the search is on for the Soviet boxer's next of kin.
The follow up to the hit 2015 drama will have cameras rolling within 6 months, seeing Stallone helm the project as director and producer.
The veteran actor took to social media to confirm what many had suspected - Michael B. Jordan, Dolph Lundgren and co are gloving up next year
Returning as the Soviet boxer from the 1985 classic Rocky IV, the 59-year old has left no detail behind during his intense preparation.
The infamous Dolph Lundgren character could be on the verge of returning to the Rocky universe as the veteran actor took to social media.