The Rambo series is one of the original blockbuster franchises from the 1980’s. And it appears the franchise isn’t over yet.
Sylvester Stallone will return for a fifth Rambo movie that will begin shooting this September. The movie will follow Rambo, who’s living on a ranch in Arizona suffering from PTSD. A friend’s daughter gets kidnapped while in Mexico, which leads the former soldier to travel south of the border to fight a Mexican cartel and break up a sex trafficking ring.
Stallone said back in 2016 that he was too old to play Rambo again, but clearly that’s changed. Also while Stallone co-wrote the previous four films in the franchise, it appears this will be the first movie in the series where he will not have a hand in the screenplay.
The Rambo series has had several failed plans to return after 2008’s Rambo. There were rumors of a reboot movie that would star a new Rambo not played by Stallone. There were also plans for a Fox television series that would be called Rambo: New Blood that would also serve as a reboot with a new actor in the role. Then there were previous plans for a fifth Rambo movie that would’ve been called Rambo: Last Blood.
Let’s hope this new movie is more First Blood and less 2008 Rambo.