Rambo: Last Blood – Is this the End of the Road?
In 1982, a film about a psychologically damaged Vietnam War veteran, John Rambo, sparked a series of films that captivated audiences and influenced a new generation of violence and warfare. Now, after more than 30 years, the saga could finally be over.
Over the years, Rambo has been back to Vietnam (Rambo: First Blood II) and Afghanistan (Rambo III) to save his Colonel Trautman. Then in the 2008 film (Rambo), he went into Burma to rescue a group of captured American missionaries.
The fifth installment of the Rambo series has been announced and Sylvester Stallone has confirmed the film will be titled Last Blood, making reference to First Blood; the action thriller that started it all and made Stallone a household name.
Doing Scarpa based on Gangster Greg Scarpa after LAST BLOOD RAMBO…
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 28, 2014
Stallone took to Twitter with the announcement and the title suggests a final appearance for the iconic action hero, and according to IMDB.com the invincible war machine will be going up against the Mexican Cartel.
The last Rambo film grossed US$113 million worldwide and was thought to be the series ender. However, it seems there are so many loose ends that have to be closed.
Stallone has written the screenplay and will star and direct.
Anyway, is this really the end for an iconic character or could he just be going in hibernation for a few years?