Stallone up for more Rambo if Last Blood proves successful
According to JoBlo, Sylvester Stallone is more than happy to return as the iconic John Rambo in a Rambo 6 should audiences flock to Rambo: Last Blood, the latest entry in the long-running franchise. Perhaps it’s only the “Second-to-Last Blood”?
Per an interview at the Cannes Film Festival (at the 1:11:00 mark), Stallone said, “Let me just say something about the ‘last’ of anything. I thought Rocky 3 was the last, you know. So I don’t know anything. If it works I’ll just keep going, you know, because I enjoy it so much.”
The latest chapter in the sprawling Rambo saga finds the eponymous John Rambo, played again by Sylvester Stallone, coping with intense PTSD while living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can. Soon his friend and estate manager Maria informs him that her granddaughter went missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, so John travels south of the border to find the youngster. The quest quickly turns into a violent descent into hell as Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring, teaming up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped. Rambo has to deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.
Millennium was previously planning a Rambo reboot movie with Israeli helmer Ariel Vroman (The Iceman, Criminal) behind the camera and Brooks McLaren penning the script with the aim of recasting the role created in David Morrell’s 1972 novel “First Blood” and popularized in the four films starring Sylvester Stallone. There were also plans for a proposed Rambo: New Blood TV series at FOX that were also abandoned. Despite Stallone stating in 2016 that he was too old to take on the part again, the plan is for the 71-year-old actor to reprise the role one more time.
Stallone last played the role of John Rambo in 2008’s Rambo, which earned $113.2 million worldwide on a $50 million budget. He also wrote and directed that film.
Rambo: Last Blood begins its final vendetta in theaters September 20.