It Looks Like Sly Stallone's Rambo 5 Will Be Happening
by Alex Billington
September 11, 2008
Sylvester Stallone went from retirement and wrapping up Rambo forever to bringing back the action hero for yet another romp. We all know that Rambo 4, aka just Rambo, did quite well earlier this year, and saw the rumors that started to hit immediately afterwards. But for the longest time we all thought it was nothing more than just a big rumor. Stallone was even quoted as saying "this is the last Rambo" and that "I can't go any further." However, a Hollywood Reporter article on Lionsgate from a few weeks back (via Film Junk) includes a mention of Rambo 5 in a listing of upcoming projects. This is the first time it's been mentioned in a while, so does this mean it actually is happening?! Say it ain't so!
The article on Lionsgate mentions in the "on the development horizon" section: "Rambo V, to be written and directed by Sylvester Stallone." This is a bit baffling, but I guess Stallone was convinced to make another Rambo film. It only actually made $42.5 million at the box office in January, but I'm guessing DVD sales have been through-the-roof. This seems like some solid confirmation that Rambo 5 will happen, so I'm curious whether audiences think this is good news or bad news? This year's Rambo was actually pretty damn good, it's one of the few films that I still really remember, but I just don't know if I want to see another one. Maybe I'll be convinced when we see some new footage? What do you think?