Sylvester Stallone Says Rambo is “Done”

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We’re not sure what has happened since last November (see here, here and here), but now Sylvester Stallone tells Empire magazine that another “Rambo” movie isn’t happening after all.

“I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more. I’m about 99% sure,” he told the magazine in the latest issue. “I was going to do it. I said I’d never talk about this, but I feel that with Rocky Balboa, that character came complete circle. He went home. But for Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don’t want that to happen.”

He added that he is “very happy with the last Burmese episode, because I didn’t pull any punches on it. I wanted it to be what civil war really is – rough. You can’t candy coat it, and where do you go from there? So that’s [Rambo V] going to go.”

Stallone’s said that he is working on a Director’s Cut of Rambo which will add twelve minutes to the movie, including a scene at the beginning. “He does a speech at the beginning of the movie to Julie Benz where he lays out why his life has been a complete disappointment and why war is natural and peace is an accident,” said Stallone. “And how he just feels that his life has been a waste. It’s very important to hear that and I didn’t think so at the time. I’m going to go back and put in some stuff.”

With no more new “Rambo” films in his future, what will the almost 64-year-old actor concentrate on instead?

“We are very serious… we’re already working on an [Expendables] sequel,” he said.

He lined up quite a cast for the August 13 release. In addition to Sly, The Expendables stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie, Charisma Carpenter, Gary Daniels, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke.

It also features the much talked about cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.