Sylvester Stallone confirms Rambo 5 is in the works, and its first teaser poster has now confirmed that the movie will release in fall 2019. Rumors about Rambo 5 have been circulating for some time. The fairly lackluster critical and box-office reception that was given to the fourth film (Rambo) didn't exactly set the studios running for another action movie starring the Vietnam War veteran.
Rambo earned $113 million worldwide from a budget of $50 million. That puts it as the lowest-earning entry in the franchise, with Rambo: First Blood Part II easily being the biggest earner by far. There was talk about a TV series that focused on Rambo's son in 2015, with Stallone reportedly set to make regular appearances. This project supposedly halted the development of further sequels, but the show was never given the green light, and Stallone even hinted that he was retiring the character. But it seems Stallone is ready to give John Rambo one more shot.
The most recent reports on Rambo 5 indicated that Sylvester Stallone will reprise his role as John Rambo and possibly direct. The script is apparently undergoing final revisions by the actor/director, and it would see the character trying to rescue the daughter of a friend, leading him to go up "against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels”. While the story hasn't been confirmed yet, the film's first teaser poster is now on display at the Cannes Film Festival, which confirms a fall 2019 release for Rambo 5, now titled Rambo V. Stallone later shared the poster on his Instagram account today, with the caption reading: "Something wicked is coming this way".
With Stallone still heavily involved with Creed 2 and reprising his iconic role as Rocky Balboa, it remains to be seen if he will indeed assume directorial duties or not. And with the current high turnaround on big studio productions, it's very likely that we can expect to hear more about the casting and crew on this project very soon, especially if Millennium Films hope to adhere to that projected release frame. Beyond that very basic synopsis, the involvement of Stallone, and that just-released date, nothing else is known about the film.
Stallone has always been very vocal in his intentions to continue the Rambo franchise and explore more facets of the character. The fourth film is regarded by some as a misstep, for it mostly concentrated on pure firepower and violence than further developing the character and story. With the standard of today's action films, it will be interesting to see how the original action hero intends to bring the older John Rambo to the screen again. After all, franchises like Fast and Furious and Stallone's own The Expendables have upped the ante in terms of scale and explosions.
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