TV’s ‘Chuck’ Goes Toe-To-Toe With ‘Rocky’ Foe

by | July 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM | Casting News, Chuck, TV News

Dolph Lundrgen (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dolph Lundrgen (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Be careful, ‘Chuck,’ because there will be no easy way out – and no shortcut home, for that matter – when ‘Rocky IV‘ baddie Dolph Lundgren guests on the NBC action-comedy.

“Yes it’s true,” series cocreator Josh Schwartz shared on Twitter. “Dolph Lundgren to try and ‘break’ Chuck Bartowski in Season 4 premiere.”

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Lundgren most famously played steroid-happy Russian pugilist Ivan Drago in the fourth ‘Rocky’ movie, where he uttered the catch phrase: “I must break you.”

On ‘Chuck,’ he’ll play a villainous type named Marko. “Is he Russian? Yes. Is he a terrifying bad guy? Yes,” ‘Chuck’ cocreator Chris Fedak tells EW.com. “Will he say, ‘I must break you’? You’ll have to wait [and see].”

But what if Dolph’s character proves too tough a match for our Chuck (played by Zachary Levi)?! Asked to comment, Ivan Drago said, “If he dies… he dies.”

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Lundgren can next be seen in the action moviegasm ‘The Expendables,’ also starring Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Charisma Carpenter, opening August 13.

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