Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo gears up for battle one more time in a new set video from Rambo: Last Blood. Released in 1982, the original First Blood introduced the character of Rambo, a mentally scarred Vietnam vet who wages a one-man war against the authorities after being pushed too far. First Blood was followed by 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II, which saw Stallone’s character returning to Vietnam on a covert mission to recover POWs still being held in the jungle.
In 1988’s Rambo III, the titular vengeful commando traveled to Afghanistan to rescue his mentor Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna) from captivity at the hands of the Soviet army. Rambo would go on a long hiatus after that, finally returning in 2008 for Rambo, in which the now aging former soldier accompanied a group of mercenaries on a mission to rescue Christian aid workers kidnapped in Thailand. The forthcoming promised last movie in the Rambo franchise, appropriately titled Rambo: Last Blood, will see Stallone’s iconic character returning for a mission to Mexico on a quest to rescue a loved one from a bloodthirsty cartel.
The first very violent teaser trailer for Last Blood dropped two weeks ago, and now Sylvester Stallone has shared another brief look at the film via some behind the scenes footage. In the short clip posted to Instagram, Stallone dons his gear – including a very tricky watch – before heading into a dank tunnel presumably to do battle against his enemies. See the video below:
This is in fact not the first BTS clip Stallone has shared from Last Blood. Back in May, the actor also posted video of his character engaging in all sorts of Rambo-like business, including making weapons, firing a machine gun and shooting an arrow. Another prior posting teased Rambo’s adopted family, described by Stallone as “the people he loves and lives to protect.” Rambo’s bloody mission in Last Blood begins when Gabriella, a teenager who works on his family farm, is kidnapped by the cartels after going to Mexico to find her long-lost father. Needless to say, the cartels will wish they never messed with Rambo's adopted family.
Thus far, indications are that Rambo: Last Blood will be a more somber and serious affair than 2008’s Rambo, which sported cartoonish levels of violence. Seemingly, Stallone wants Rambo to go out on a Logan-like note, with the grizzled and weary one-time warrior reluctantly picking up his weapons to do battle one final time. It'll be interesting to see what kind of sendoff Rambo ultimately gets, as Stallone says goodbye to the character seemingly for good (though it’s never 100% certain that any Stallone character is truly retired, no matter what promises the actor makes).
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- Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019) release date: Sep 20, 2019