RAMBO V: The Return or Retirement of Sylvester Stallone’s Title Character?

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In the 1982 action-thriller First Blood, Sylvester Stallone made John Rambo into a household name.  Then, in 2008, Stallone returned to reprise the role in the aptly titled picture Rambo, which many thought would be the actor’s farewell to the character since it quite literally is a homecoming of sorts.  However, Stallone’s been mulling a fifth picture in the years since the last film, and if a press release from a German media company is to be believed, then Stallone is back for Rambo V.  Hit the jump for more.

sylvester-stallone-rambo-vHere’s the translated section (Thanks, Google!) of a German press release for Splendid Film GmbH’s film acquisitions, including Rambo V:

With “Rambo V” Sylvester Stallone returns to his signature role. This time he messes with the Mexican cartel. Stallone, who is also responsible for the screenplay, describes the new Rambo as his version of “No Country for Old Men.” Producer is like the last “Rambo”, Avi Lerner (“The Expendables 1-3″).

We’ve heard lots of different versions of this film over the years.  Nearly five years ago, we heard that Rambo would be taking on “Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers in an attempt to rescue an American girl kidnapped near the border.”  That seems to jibe with what this new press release reports, so hopefully that’s what Stallone’s been working on all this time.  Then again, Stallone himself said the plot would center around a military lab located in the Pacific Northwest that experiments on soldiers, and then he said it’d be that first plot but set in a foreign country.  At one point during his efforts on The Expendables movies, he debated on whether or not to make Rambo V his Unforgiven or if he’d decide to pass the torch onto someone else.

So, at this moment, it remains to be seen just what will become of the Rambo franchise, especially since the previous film failed to find a domestic audience and didn’t even make a big splash with international audience as it only brought in just north of $113 million.  The closest you’ll get to seeing Sly as Rambo in the near future is when he reprises his role of Barney Ross in The Expendables 3, opening August 15th.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/somejackball somejackball

    Just stop already

    • The Great and Powerful Turtle

      HELL NO …make more ,loads more

  • DeathoftheEndless7

    The last one was awesome. I’m sure this one would be too, but IV was the perfect ending of the series.

    • spongefist

      Indeed it was, that movie was incredible from start to finish with proper action mayhem. Loved it. Expendables is embarrasingly bad, but Rambo incredible.

  • fechu1922

    fix the turtles link please. Thank you

    • Thomas K.

      What this guy said.^^

  • marveldccreateoriginalplease

    If Rambo dies at the hands of the mexican cartel i give up on movies. He can’t die like that. Rambo vs Terminator! Do it now!

  • Huey

    “The closest you’ll get to seeing Sly as Rambo in the near future is when he reprises his role of Barney Ross”

    False, Barney Ross and the boys are PG-13 this time around, fucking bullshit. Rambo ain’t no PG-13, so thats a shit comparison.

  • DoremusJessup

    This is going to be his No Country for Old Men? I can at least dig his ambition.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    More guts to spill and bodies to disembowel I suppose.

  • The Flobbit

    Awaiting the inevitable Nick Mundy rant on How To Fix Rambo…

    • Werefon

      NOOOOO PG-13!!!!! BRING BACK VAN-DAMME.

      Helped?

      • The Flobbit

        MORE BLOOD SQUIBS! GET JOHN MCTIERNAN ON BOARD!!

  • Werefon

    The last one was Awesome and Hardcore. But the last one came after Triumphant Rocky Balboa. So, it was a two comeback movies for Sly.

    Now, he wants to do the same but the reason is money. All his previous solo films failed and he wants to use his one of the most known roles to make a successful movie.

    I guess he owes this New Rambo to the next Generation (that doesn’t care about his old ass and doesn’t know him or want to know him at all).

    Yeah, way to go Sly alienate all your fans (which I guess he considers old generation) and make movies for the audience that doesn’t care about old action dudes.

    Yeah, good luck. Asshole.

  • Werefon

    The last one was Awesome and Hardcore. But the last one came after Triumphant Rocky Balboa. So, it was a two comeback movies for Sly.

    Now, he wants to do the same but the reason is money. All his previous solo films failed and he wants to use his one of the most known roles to make a successful movie.

    I guess he owes this New Rambo to the next Generation (that doesn’t care about his old ass and doesn’t know him or want to know him at all).

    Yeah, way to go Sly alienate all your fans (which I guess he considers old generation) and make movies for the audience that doesn’t care about old action dudes.

    Yeah, good luck. Asshole.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    So no more “Rambo hunting the most dangerous animal on earth” story that was kicked around a few years back? Good. That was a terrible idea that didn’t belong in a Rambo film. Like this approach much better.

  • sawyersolo

    let the bodies hit the floor

  • doctor_robot

    i was surprised at how much i enjoyed the last one, and i’ve never been a “rambo fan”. if they would amp up the violence, like they did on the last one, and make it hard-core… i’m down.

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  • Strong Enough

    god make it stop

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