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Rambo 5 is dead, but long live Rambo 0?

07.30.2010

RAMBO 5 was a short lived idea that went from unnecessary to crazy pretty quickly. Originally some sort of kidnap thriller, the plot turned unexpectedly sci-fi with Rambo hunting some sort of weird wolf/panther creature in the jungle. Remember this bizarre, supposedly legit teaser poster

Well Stallone decided the whole concept of a fifth movie wasn’t the best idea for the charater saying, "The character came full circle [in the fourth film]; he went home. For Rambo to go on another adventure might be misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary."

Yes, we would want people to think Rambo was killing hundreds of people for cash. Only for freedom. Or justice. Or whatever.

But when asked by AICN at an EXPENDABLES Q&A whether we might see the character return in prequel form, he was a little more open to the idea.

"I certainly think this is worth pondering," was his response. "It's intriguing to find the whys and wherefores of how people have become what they are. The traumas, the loss and the tragedy of being in Vietnam would certainly be a great challenge for a young actor, and it would be ironic that Rambo directs younger Rambo having played it for twenty years plus..."

The whys and wherefores, huh Stallone? Always the poet.

It’s hard to believe Stallone would ever let someone else play Rambo, but that would clearly be necessary in a prequel. You would think the saga of Rambo would just be over at this point, but no one knows how to not let things go like Stallone, and I bet we will see this movie someday.

Extra Tidbit: He won't let go, but I think his new ROCKY and RAMBO installments have been pretty worthwhile. And you've got to admire how built the dude is at 64.
Source: EmpireAICN

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