We have been keenly waiting for an update on "Rambo V: Last Blood", and it looks like we will surely see a whole new bloodied war veteran played by Stallone for his upcoming film.
This man just keeps going. Nothing can stop him, not bullets nor the fact that he is 72. Sylvester Stallone is one of a kind and he is surely a name that will resonate among the fans of action films for years to come. We have been keenly waiting for an update on "Rambo V: Last Blood", and it looks like we will surely see a whole new bloodied war veteran played by Stallone for his upcoming film.
Stallone has been teasing fans since the start of the year, taking to Instagram to share images from the upcoming Rambo movie. Although the earlier pictures shared by the veteran actor showed a more subtle Rambo living a rather peaceful life on an Arizona ranch, this time he has given us exactly what we wanted!
Calling it “a very dangerous picture,” Rambo can be seen smeared in blood as he readies his bow to strike. The new installment of the movie will have, and we hope, an array of weapons that Rambo will be wielding, including the likes of his trademark knife and his gigantic machine gun!
If the synopsis of the film is anything to go by, Stallone would be using these weapons against a dreaded Mexican drug cartel that is kidnapping women for their sex trafficking ring. The synopsis of the film reads, "Vietnam War veteran John Rambo teams up with a reporter to save a kidnapped girl from a vicious drug cartel in Mexico."
According to Splash Report, a plot summary released last November mentioned that Rambo will be back in action after the character Gabrielle, played by Yvette Monreal, gets abducted by the Mexican drug cartel.
But Rambo isn't the only one firing away guns and playing the savior, he will also be reportedly joined by journalist Carmen Delgado, played by Paz Vega as they go up against cartel leader Hugo Martinez, played by Sergio Peris-Mencheta. The action movie also stars Oscar Jaenada and Joaquín Cosío in prominent roles.
Albeit being a simple plot, the upcoming movie does promise a lot of bloodshed with high body count and the same old formula that has worked for every other Rambo movie along the way.
Last Blood is the fifth installment in the Rambo franchise and by the looks of it, Stallone might have portrayed John Rambo for the final time in his career. Although the fifth film has been stalling for many years, it finally went to production in October 2018, with Adrian Grunberg directing the film.
It all began in 1982 when Stallone starred in “First Blood,” which was directed by Ted Kotcheff. Little did he know, when he played the troubled Vietnam vet, the film would turn successful and prompt a whole new franchise that consisted of four more sequels, which were co-written by and starred Stallone.
Interestingly, just last year, Stallone had claimed that he was retiring the character of John Rambo with the four movies. “I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more. I’m about 99% sure,” he told Empire Magazine." “I was going to do it. I said I’d never talk about this, but with I feel that with Rocky Balboa, that character came a 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."
“I’m very happy with the last Burmese episode because I didn’t pull any punches on it,” Stallone continued. “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.”
But thanks to the “Rambo” films that have grossed almost $300 million domestically, Stallone did agree for a final showdown. Earlier in 2009, a fifth “Rambo” film was announced by Millennium Films. This came on the heels of the success of fourth "Rambo" that grossed $113 million worldwide made in a budget of $50 million.
It has been over 11 years since Stallone stepped into his iconic character of Rambo and with a release date coming close (September 20, 2019), fans are beyond excited to see the actor back in action. He will be 73 years old when the movie hits theaters. Yes, you read it right!
There have also been rumors making the rounds of the internet that following Stallone’s retirement, there could be a Rambo TV series dubbed "New Blood" and a movie reboot. However, it turned out to be mere rumors and nothing more.
We really hope that since Stallone is playing the iconic character of Rambo one last time, the makers can do justice to the franchise and end on a high.