About bloody time. It’s been a whole ten years since we last saw Stallone up on screen as his most famous/second most famous (depending on which way you look at it) character, a Mr. John Rambo. Obviously, as anyone who saw that film can attest, it was absolutely amazing, so the appetite for a sequel is at an all time high.
Thankfully, Stallone has been studiously working away behind the scenes on a sequel for quite a few years now - at one point it was to be about Rambo vs. a half human/half-wolf monster (phew) - and only now has he finally released the first artwork for the film.
Would you like to see it?
Yes you would:
That’s about all we’ve got to go on though, other than a very loose plot synopsis that involves the big boy Rambo going up against one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels to rescue his friend’s kidnapped daughter.
Deadline have it that the story of Rambo 5 is as follows: “When the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.”
It all seems pretty confident in itself, what with the poster coming from Stallone himself, even if he did announce that he had retired the character back in 2016. Either way, once he’s got Creed II out the way, it’s most likely this’ll be his next project - according to sources, it has tentative plans to start shooting in September.
As well as (obviously) starring, it’s reported that he will be writing the screenplay and also possibly directing too, while Avi Lerner will produce.
But that’s not it, oh no! We also have the first official quad poster to show you too - we’re so good to you! Check it out: