Rambo franchise is done. We won't be getting Rambo V: The Savage Hunt after all." />Rambo franchise is done. We won't be getting Rambo V: The Savage Hunt after all." />

Stallone: No More Rambo Movies

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:09 pm,

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Yesterday, we reported on news that Sylvester Stallone may not be proceeding onward with a Rambo 5 as was expected. The news originated from Sheryl Main, the publicist for The Expendables, who wrote on her blog that Stallone had dropped a “bombshell” on her a few months ago that there would be no Rambo 5 and that she’d update us on what his next project would be later.

Now we’ve got word from Stallone himself, confirming that he’s almost positive that he’s done with the Rambo franchise. In Empire‘s cover feature for The Expendables, a little time was spent on trying to get to low-down on Rambo 5 to clear up the confusion about what the plot will focus on, and instead, they got the surprising answer that the project’s not happening after all.

“I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more. I’m about 99% sure”

If you remember, this all started last August when Rambo 5 was given the greenlight. After that, it became a mess of confusion for journalists and fans as to what the story would be about. Initially it was reported that the movie would center on Mexican drug dealers and human traffickers, but soon after we found out it was about Stallone fighting some sort of beast, a result of super-soldier experimentation. The movie was to be titled Rambo V: The Savage Hunt.

Needless to say, we were all confused and taken aback by how extreme this sounded compared to the four Rambo movies to date and especially compared to the Mexico storyline we first heard about. Stallone tried to clear up the matter the day after by explaining in a voicemail that it wasn’t super-soldiers he and his black ops team would be fighting, but a savage beast of a man whose survival skills rival that of Rambo, and that was what would of made the film interesting.

When the official Rambo V synopsis released, it was evident that the film was to be based on the novel titled Hunter by author James Byron Huggins, the same novel that was optioned a while back to be a film with Stallone as the star. They were just going to re-work the story under the Rambo banner.

Things were starting to get as clear as they could be finally… until in November we heard it might be back in Mexico again with a change in the story. That’s the last we heard and it’s neither here nor there anymore.

“I was going to do it… I said I’d never talk about this, but with I feel that with Rocky Balboa, that character came complete circle. He went home. But for Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don’t want that to happen.”

As fellow Screen Rant writer Niall Browne pointed out yesterday, it’s hoped that The Expendables will be successful at the box office so that they can extend that into a franchise with sequels. If that’s the case, The Expendables will be filling the gun-toting heavy-action void in Stallone’s future and he could continue with Rocky 7 as he hinted at as a possibility after shooting Rambo V.

If this is the case and we never get another Stallone Rambo movie, I think I might be a little disappointed. As crazy as it sounded, I wanted to see Rambo finally meet his match and it would’ve been neat seeing him do it on his home turf of the Pacific Midwest, where the character originated. Rambo vs. the beast could of been the way out, to end the character and the franchise.

What do you think about the Rambo franchise seemingly being over?

The Expendables opens August 13, 2010.

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Source: Empire

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  1. Rambo and Rocky are two of my favorite franchises growing up.That being said,im disappointed and a bit confused.

    Rambo is Stallone's second most popular on screen action character,and after hearing that Rambo 5 was green lit,I was pumped and anxious.I know The Expendibles is the current film that Stallone hopes turns into a cash cow,but why would he forsake Rambo to possibly make another Rocky movie?

    Dont get me wrong,I absolutely love the rocky movies,but he got a wonderful ending with Rocky Balboa.The biggest knoxky on the rocky films is that after Rocky II,the movies took a preverbial nose dive in cinematic quality due to over the top characters and over exaggerated punching sounds within the climatic fights.With Adrian Balboa(Rocky's wife) deceased and him stepping in the ring and proving he could go “one last time”,the movies should seriously be done now.However with Rambo,having him meet his doppelganger on his home terf would be an interesting storyline than seeing another Rocky flick.Maybe I'm worng,but this isnt a good decision. Seven Rocky Movies and four Rambo movies is kinda disappointing.Id rather have six Rockys and 5 Rambos.IMO

  2. Sheryl main Debunked the Rocky 7 stuff some months ago.
    I am sure its in her blogs archives somewhere.

  3. If you go to the October 25th 2009 enry of Ethemaes blog
    Sheryl posting as Ethelmae says in the 16th comment of that entry that the interview where Sly talked about returning to Rocky was 3 years old!
    I hate to keep harping on this but it would be nice for this Rocky 7 rumor to go away.
    I dont have a link to it but the comment is still there .
    It just takes a little searching to find it.

  4. I agree with what Stallone said above. The ending of the last Rambo movie was the perfect closing moment for the character: Coming home, finally to rest after a life of turmoil.

    Best let the franchise go out with class, on a high note than “milk it” with another film.

    • Only issue with that is we’ll be getting a 3D re-imaging with some unimpressive child star to be the next Rambo instead…

  5. rather se RAMBO 5 THAN ROCKY 7.I think he will continue the 3rd franchise hit with expendebles sequel,adding ,JCVD,KURT RUSSELL,CHUCK NORRIS,I like to se HARISON FORD as well or new actor,GERARD BUTLER . like to se most of this actors, actinc, kicking,shuting,etz


  7. is there going to be a rocky seven reply to respect4lyf@hotmail.co.uk

  8. Rocky 7,rocky is 85 and he is in an nursing home and he fights the male nurse who refuses to let him eat the jello.rocky fights the nurse and wins and eats the jello,then he dies in his sleep.