The future of the Rambo series has been a mystery for a while now. Shortly after John Rambo, there were rumors the next film would be a complete about-face from that masterpiece of morphing humans into hamburger meat. The original concept for Rambo 5 was to take a weird sci-fi twist, with Rambo essentially facing off against a (non-licensed) Predator.
Sadly, that decidedly rad idea was scrapped, and since then we’ve been largely in the dark about what shape the next installment of Rambo’s saga would take. There were hints of a TV show, but now it appears that he’ll be back on the big screen, instead, for a movie called Last Blood. This, from Sylvester Stallone on Twitter:
Doing Scarpa based on Gangster Greg Scarpa after LAST BLOOD RAMBO…
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 28, 2014
According to Variety, Stallone will not only star as Rambo, but write and direct this movie as well. I’m all for more Rambo flicks, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little concerned. The last time we saw Rambo, we got a gem of schlock cinema, one of the most comically hyper-violent movies I’ve ever seen, which was not only a total blast, but felt like a good time to say goodbye to our hero. It seems pretty obvious Last Blood will once again be intended as a farewell to Rambo, but I hope Stallone can stick a landing better than the one this character already stuck.