‘Rambo 5′ Still In the Works, Now Titled ‘Last Stand’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 7:18 am,

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Over a year ago we were bombarded with news of there possibly being a fifth Rambo movie – news that quickly transformed into a bizarre saga of rumors and misconceptions – and for once it wasn’t entirely the Internet’s fault.

It all started when it was announced that Rambo 5 had been greenlit. Then came a title (Rambo V: The Savage Hunt) along with a bizarre sci-fi/horror plot synopsis that involved Rambo and his young protege taking on a predatory monster created by government experiments. Before too long Stallone backed out, claiming there would be no more Rambo movies.

Despite that claim, promotional posters for Rambo V were displayed at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and it was rumored that the studio could possibly make another Rambo without Stallone, either using the genetic monster story, or a previously rumored story involving Rambo fighting Mexican cartels. When that talk died down, it was then rumored that there could instead be a Rambo prequel, featuring a new actor playing a younger version of John Rambo. But that plan ultimately went nowhere as well.

And so, after that long and fruitless saga, talk about Rambo seemed to drop off…until now.

It now seems that Rambo 5 – now going by the title Rambo: Last Stand – is alive and well, after a conversation with Conan The Barbarian screenwriter Sean Hood revealed a juicy bit of info. As Hood told Fear Net:

I recently finished a first draft of Rambo: Last Stand (Rambo 5) for Millennium films, based on a story idea by Sylvester Stallone. Hopefully, Mr. Stallone will eventually have the time and the inclination to do another Rambo.

After this news hit the Interwebs, Empire did some fact-checking and discovered that not only was this a real thing, but that Stallone himself was involved in making it happen – despite his earlier claims that Rambo was done and over. As Sean Hood told Empire in reference to the matter:

“I met with Mr Stallone twice last year…He gave me a book, an older screenplay, and about twenty pages he’d written himself to use as inspiration for the last chapter of the Rambo saga…It’s more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood.”

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Will Stallone return for 'Rambo: Last Stand'?

It’s made clear in the article that the cartel and monster plotlines originally rumored for Rambo 5 have indeed been scrapped and thrown out; whatever this new script is, we haven’t heard mention of the details and Hood isn’t giving them up at this juncture.

It’s hard to get too excited, or invest too much speculation and/or opinion in Rambo 5 right now – a lot of us already did that once, and look where it got us: nowheresville. It’s certainly good to hear that the creature-feature story has been tossed, though the cartel story had potential; the notion of what Rambo’s “Last Stand” will entail is also intriguing, as is the the question of how Hood’s script would tie the events of this (alleged) final film to the experience of First Blood.

I’m sure that these questions (and more) will soon be addressed (and hopefully answered) in the coming months. For now, are you happy that Rambo 5 is back on, or were you content to let the franchise end with part IV?

Sources:  Fear Net, Empire via The Playlist


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  1. Man, I hope Stallone goes through with this. The Rambo 4 ‘John Rambo’ was a completely different character than the previous films, almost a brand new ‘Rambo’, it would be a shame to only have this new Rambo only show up in one movie.

    • I think a good ending to the Rambo movies would be for Rambo to be called in to help a small town sheriff in the forests of Alaska in order to hunt down a former vet of the Afghan war who has snapped and is hunting down people in the forests/mountains. The Sheriff he will be helping would be none other than “Mitch” (Played once again by David Caruso). Mitch, who seemed to show some sympathy and respect for Rambo remembers Rambo’s special survival talents and attempts to contact him after reading a newspaper article about the incident in Myanmar( from the last movie), during a time when the Afghan vet is eluding capture around his Alaskan town. In the end , Rambo would capture the Afghan vet and find that he himself has come full circle and now is in the same position that Col. Troutman was in when Rambo himself was finally caught at the end of first blood.

      • Hope

        That’s the story this final “Don’t Push Me” should be

      • Brillant story and then at the end we see him with the woman he loves and a family.

      • Thay sounds great.

  2. Rambo – First Blood: Wasn’t that about Rambo getting his first period?

    Rambo 12 – Retirement Home Rambo: Rambo in an all out zimmer walking frame war, while fighting his own personal battle of constipation, excessive flatulents, disturbed memory and instances of public masterbation while yelling out “Aaaaadddddddrrrrrrriiiiiiiiii……. what was her name again?”.

  3. Please let this newest rumor be true!! I will be there opening night if so. :D

    • This is good i just hope its as good as the last one.

  4. Hope sylvester stallone make rambo 5

  5. i dont want to say an thing i just want a gun who he used in rambo 5

  6. I’VE BEEN A HUGE RAMBO SINCE I WAS A KID. AND I THINK ITS AN AWESOME IDEA TO MAKE A RAMBO 5. I KNOW IT WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST ONE, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY GREAT AND TOUCH ALOT OF PEOPLES HEARTS. WITH ALL THE BAD THINGS IN THE WORLD TODAY, RAMBO CAN STILL SHOW US THAT HEROES AND GOOD ALWAYS WINS. ITS FOR AMERICA. CAN’T WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

    • I MEANT HUGE RAMBO FAN.

  7. I love Rambo!Now the dialog in the latest Rambo was exponentially better then the acting in Stallone’s latest movie ‘The Expendables’.Don’t get me wrong,i LOOOOOOOVE The Expendables!That is hands down one of the best action movies of all time!But lets face it,the dialog could have been a lot better.So i hope Stallone doesn’t have the same mind set for the new Rambo that he had for The Expendables.

  8. Sylvester HAS to make Rambo 5. Expendables can NEVER be as good as the Rambo series!

  9. I think a Rambo 5, if done correctly, could be the pinnacle point on Stallone’s career. Something where Rambo has to come full circle. He has come to grips with what he is, and he has finally come home. Something on US soil where he is able to stand for something, and sacrifice himself in the process….a broken and bleeding John Rambo, finishing his mission after any other body would have given up, and collapsing and using his last breath to make sure the people were safe/mission accomplished/etc…

    And not just some random drug cartel, but something that hits at the core of America…not terrorism, that is over done, but something that would make Rambo be seen as a hero in the end. A hero that gave his life, gave his all.

  10. RAMBO 5 – Must be made.
    Stallone is one of the best actors, bar none, and I feelo he could do one last Rambo to tie everything together. A daughter he didnt know he had, thats a good possibility.
    but def have the story take place on US Soil.

    Stick it to the terrorists. we are americans and we will NOT be terrorized. You want terror, send rambo after them!

    • Holywood are not interested with a quick flopp so red neck – whitetrash about story about terrorism won’t happen, especailly when the US govt has acted like terrorist throughout history and the world. See First Blood themn comment.

    • I agree w your comment he should accept who he is but not die maybe get injured pretty bad but the guy has suffer throughout all the Rambo movies be nice to see him be happy after he kicks some butt :-)

  11. Make it modern times, like you pretty much have with all of them. I think the Drug Cartel is a good idea too. I’m sure it’ll be hard to make it UNITED STATES and make something huge happening. Maybe it’s good to do it around where his old home use to be. Who knows. All I know is you’ll make it good!

  12. If Stallone does not play the part of Rambo then it’s NOT a Rambo movie and it would suck and I would refuse to watch it.

  13. I’VE BEEN A HUGE RAMBO SINCE I WAS A KID. AND I THINK ITS AN AWESOME IDEA TO MAKE A RAMBO 5. I KNOW IT WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST ONE, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY GREAT AND TOUCH ALOT OF PEOPLES HEARTS. WITH ALL THE BAD THINGS IN THE WORLD TODAY IE THE INVASION AND MASS MURERING PEOPLE JUST BECASE THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT RELIGION, RAMBO CAN STILL SHOW US THAT HEROES AND GOOD ALWAYS WINS.

    RAMBO IS NEEDED ESPECAILLY IN AMERICA TO TAKE ON THE CORRUPT POLITICAINS WHO SEND OTHERE SONS AND DAUGHTERS , BROTHER, SISTER, UNCLE NIECES NEPHEW, MUMS AND DAD TO THEIR BIDDING. WE SEEN IN FIRST BLOOD HOW SOILDERS ARE CANNON FODDERS, MEAT IN A MEAT GRINDER JUST FOR A FEW BUCKS SO BUSINESS AND POLITAINS CAN LIVE IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ON THEIR EXPENSE. SET RAMBO ON THEM ITS FOR AMERICA. CAN’T WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT. GOD b;ESS innocent people and SAVE THEM FROM CERTAIN PEOPLEWHO ARE GIVING HARM AND ACTING LIKE NAZI.

  14. hello everybody,happy holidays to everyone.I can’t wait till rambo 5 is in theaters,with sly playing his role as rambo.I know this is it,no more after this one,i think it would be pretty cool if he does one final mission…one for his mentor,and himself,yes,he’s home now,with his father in bowie arizona.Maybe he could rescue col.trautmans daughter and granddaughter from a heartless and ruthless army cartel,with a bloodthirst for the weak and innocent,and in the end not only does he save them,but,he finally finds…love and happiness,and he comes full circle. Thanks everyone.Dusty

    • I’AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR RAMBO 5 TO COME OUT, I LOVE THE RAMBO SERIES AND SLY HAS TO PLAY IN THIS ONE, HE MAKES THESE MOVIES WORK WITHOUT HIM NO GOOD. THANKS SO MUCH AND YES GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. CAROLYN

  15. So is there going to b another rambo and will salone b n it

    • Yep and I looked on IMDB and it said maybe late 2012 or early 2013

  16. MARSHAL LAW.. Thats all i have to say
    Rambo comes home, and the country goes to hell. Marshal law is instituted. That would make a great setting for rambo 5 in Us soil! He would have a million army guys to kill, etc.

  17. I really hope this comes off, and that the storyline relates to the first in the series. What I really wouldn’t want is for Rambo to be killed off, I don’t believe that anyone who has been a fan of this series would be happy with that ending.

  18. Bring it on am a die hard fan of rambo that is i would love rambo that 5 and 6 just in to round it of nicely come on sly get the finger out keep me posted

  19. Rambo will pound you all!

  20. Look forward to it

    • RAMBO 5 IS GONNA BE THE BEST EVER IF THE STORY, CAN GO ALONG THE LINES OF BIKER GANGS CROSSING THE LINE

      WHERE ON A COUNTRY ROAD HIS PARENTS ARE HURT BY THE BIKERS AND HE ONLY JUST GOT HOME TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS

      FAMILY. AND HE VOWED TO NEVER HURT ANOTHER, BUT THINGS CHANGED WHEN HIS PARENTS ARE ALMOST MURDERED.

  21. i love rambo

  22. I love the Rambo series, except for the 2nd. I thought 4 was the best since First Blood, and would like to see the final more like the first. Although I doubt many people realize stallone actually dodged the draft!!!!!!! That fact has always taken away from the movies for me.

  23. I do not see any reason for another Rocky movie, However I like a good ending for Rambo where he has a Son or Daughter who has been kidnapped and Rambo must return to his killer way’s to rescue the Child who has gone on a trip with a Senator’s Child of same sex for either missionary work or vacation from high School I would not want to see Rambo killed but if happy with family before the kidnapping then leave it up to you I got four of Rambo movies and a fifth and final one would be great if Stallone was Rambo anyone else would not be the same. Well this is one Man’s opion Stallone is a great actor I am a big fan, so you done enough with Rocky Give Rambo the same dignity

  24. With the pressure of making Rambo: The Last Stand the best, if and when it’s made in the future, it will probably be the mother of all movies.

  25. I THINK A 5 RAMBO WOULD BE PRETTY COOL BUT RAMBO SHOULNT GO FULL CIRCLE THEY NEED TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE RAMBO WORKING ON HIS HORSE RANCH IN ARIZONA GOING TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY FULL NINE YARDS GOES ON A MISSINARRY TO MEXICO AND THEN GETS HIMSELF INTO IT WITH THE CARTELLS FIND HIMSELF IN A POSITION LIKE TROUTMAN IN RAMBO 3 AND SOME KID THAT THEN BECOMES RAMBOS PROTOCHE SAVES RAMBO AND TAKES DOWN THE CARTELLS FROM THER

  26. Every film sly makes is fantastic .sly puts a lot effort in when making these films, he will make one when he is ready .Let the man have a rest.

  27. Rambo5 needs 2 happen,he needs 2 go home

  28. RAMBO IS WHAT I WOULD CALL THE ALL AMERICAN A TOUGH SAVY SLICK KILLER..LOOK AT WHAT HE IS..A GREEN BERET DECORATED LIKE A CHRISMAS TREE KNOWS WHAT WAR IS ALL ABOUT AND TELLS WHY WAR IS HIDEOUS IN ITS RAW FORM THIS LAST FILM SHOULD SHOW HIM AT HIS WORST AGAINST WHOEVER THE ENEMY IS. FIGHTING THEM LIKE A JUNGLE SEASONED VET HE IS…HIT IT SLY SHOW US THE FULL BLOODED COMBAT SOLDIER THAT JOHN RAMBO IS

  29. I think it should be somthing close to home like bikers and a pride tough guy thing were a beef starts…… like in first blood…….And they want to have it out with the small town boy………crooked cops ……bikers ………..and something to do with them hurting his family ..where rambo 4 left off……and have rambo go out a hero…….