Think of Rambo and you think of a topless man with a big gun wearing a bandana - that is what Rambo looks like and that should be what Rambo always looks like. Only, that is resolutely not what Rambo looks like anymore, if the first pictures of Rambo V are anything to go by.
This is what Rambo looks like now:
Yep, Rambo’s a cowboy now. Rambo, is, a, cowboy, now.
The fifth film instalment in the series comes 36-years after the original film release First Blood, and given that Stallone is now 72-years old is likely to be last in the franchise. Production of which began in early September - with filming scheduled in London, Canary Islands and Bulgaria.
According to Screen Daily, Rambo looks like a cowboy because of this:
“Stallone’s return to action in the long-running series finds him living in a ranch in Arizona, deeply troubled and wrestling with PTSD as he picks up casual work wherever he can.
“When long-time family friend and estate manager Maria informs Rambo that her grand-daughter has gone missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, he sets off with her to find the youngster.
“What ensues is a violent descent into hell as Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring. He teams up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped and must deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.”
Thing is, last time Rambo went all yee-haw and got on a horse it ended up in Rambo III, which is quite easily the worst in the franchise, so forgive us for being slightly apprehensive here. John Rambo? More like John Mayer, etc.
Either way, Stallone is going hell-for-leather into the prep on the film, as he always does (respect):
So it’s not like he’s simply going to walk through the role, which is reassuring in a certain sense. To be honest, if it’s even half as good as the (probably problematic now hahahaha) Rambo, then it’ll be at least a 6/10, however that ridiculous bit of logic on our part may work. We’ll find out next year with the film set for an Autumn 2019 release.