It seems that Sylvester Stallone has been in nostalgia mode for the last several years. With the Expendables franchise being the premiere action series for the last several years, bringing together the greatest action stars from the last 30 years, a recent Rambo update, a less than stellar Rocky Balboa and Creed which is getting some serious Oscar buzz for both it stars and an announced sequel, Stallone has made quite the living these past few years living in the past. But at what point is enough enough for the Hollywood legend. Well, it seems that Stallone may have finally drawn the line in the sand for his nostalgic tour.
If you are a child of the 80’s, your opinion of Sylvester Stallone is definitely much higher than those who weren’t alive during his heyday. You remember when Rocky Balboa was in his prime, rather than just an aged boxer who won’t give up. You remember when John Rambo pushed shrapnel out of his own body before cauterizing the wound by opening a bullet, then pouring the gunpowder into the wound before lighting it on fire. You remember that a man named Marion “Cobra” Cobretti was once one of the most feared cops on the streets of Los Angeles. In other words, if you are a child of the 80’s, you are probably a Stallone fan. Well, Stallone fans, you can now own a piece of movie history, nay, a piece of your childhood, thanks to an auction which will focus on Stallone’s movie memorabilia. (more…)
If Dana Saint‘s friends were going to throw him a bachelor party, then they damn well were going to throw him the greatest bachelor party they could. Saint, who is a huge Rambo fan was blissfully unaware that his friends had put together “Rambo Day.” A day for him that he’d never forget. (more…)
Sylvester Stallone has not had the best of years when it comes to domestic Box Office figures. With his last four movies – Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan, Grudge Match, and The Expendables 3 – all underperforming well below expectations, it’s no wonder seeing he is revisiting one of his iconic characters to try and reignite some Box Office appeal. This has worked for Sly before with Rocky Balboa in 2006 and Rambo V in back in 2008. Currently over in Philly prepping for his role in the Rocky spin-off Creed, Sly has been making a couple of announcements via his twitter account. (more…)
It’s the age of the elderly action star, it seems. We’ve already seen three installments in the Expendables franchise, Arnie “The Governator” Schwarzenegger is returning to do more Terminator movies and now, as if on cue, Sylvester Stallone wants to make another Rambo flick. It was announced back in June that Stallone was writing up a fifth movie in the franchise and now, if the rumors are true, there’s a title as well. Read on for all the eye-rolling news. (more…)
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This time on The BastardCast, Jere… screw it. BATMAN FEVER! Ben Affleck is the latest actor to put on the cowl and Jeremy and Jason have armed themselves against the imposing waves of nerd hate to talk about the good, the bad, and the unknown regarding Warner Bros. shocking choice.
That’s not all! There’s other stuff to discuss like Sylvester Stallone’s possible Rambo return, the way that Mel Gibson may be curling his way back to legitimacy, a cell phone that goes up your butt (no, it’s not the platinum iPhone), and a robot stand-up comedian.
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Well, it looks like another old classic may come out of the recycling bin to make some Hollywood wallets even fatter. This time around, it’s Rambo. But from the talk of it, they’re not looking at rebooting the series for the big screen or even continuing it, instead preferring to see the potential in taking the homicidal war veteran to television.
What’s more, it seems as if Sylvester Stallone himself will be involved in the series. He’s currently in talks with Entertainment One and Nu Image. For those that don’t know, these are the guys responsible for helping Stallone with the Expendables franchise, so we’re looking at some serious names and money trying to bring this one to the table.
If everything goes according to plan, Stallone will act as consultant on the series and may even star in it, though for how long and in what capacity remains to be seen. It’s still in early development, however, with little known other than the fact that people are interested in doing it, so we’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out.
What do the Nerd Readers think about it? Is Rambo a good franchise to convert to television? Would you sit down and watch John Rambo wandering around and getting into all sorts of crazy (and potentially violent) adventures?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.
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The First Blood/Rambo movies are one of Sylvester Stallone’s biggest franchises to date. Aside from Rocky, there is probably no other character which brings Sly to mind as much as the gun-totting, evil regime-fighting John Rambo.
Admittedly, aside from the first installment, these aren’t what one would call deep films filled with complex character development. And after the first flick, the franchise slowly degenerated into chapter after chapter of Rambo blowing shit up with little other purpose than looking cool and spreading the American Way to foreign tyrants.
Just when it was thought that this string of explosions had died down, Rambo 5 is creeping into the land of possibilities. Despite Stallone voicing early objections to the continuation of the series, his current stance seems to suggest that he’s all for it.
In a recent interview at CinemaCon, Stallone stated that he is onboard for a 5th Rambo movie and that, if he has his way, the character will end dramatically. He also hinted that the new film might be using the Mexican drug wars as a backdrop.
When asked if there was really another Rambo story to be told, Stallone had this to say:
“I know there is. It’s one thing where you lay down the final culmination of your life where you can articulate it, but also act on it where he realizes what his destiny really is. It’s not to be a farmer, it’s not to be obscure; it’s to go out in a blaze of glory in a heroic fashion. But is he really doing it for himself or is he doing it because that’s just his id? That’s who he is.”
And though the movie doesn’t even have a script as of yet, if Stallone wants it to be made, it will almost certainly happen. Either he’ll get the movie to production or some movie executives will wake up with explosives strapped to their heads.
It’s not a secret that Stallone has no shortage of big-dollar roles available to him right now and that money is practically flowing out of every one of his orifices, so why the return to Rambo? Is this going to be a serious attempt to put an end-cap on the franchise or is this just a last ditch effort to cash in on the name before its expiration date is reached?
And, more importantly, are we going to want to see a 65-year old Sylvester Stallone running around sweaty with his shirt off for 2 hours? Let’s hope he’s keeping in better shape than Arnie.
Thanks to screenrant for letting us know that Rambo is on the loose once more.