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RAMBO Sequel Talk Now Says It’s Stallone Versus Drug Cartels

RAMBO Sequel Talk Now Says It’s Stallone Versus Drug Cartels

Rambo sequel rumors seem to change very year. For a while, it was going to be Rambo versus a genetically altered monster. Two Octobers ago, it was going to be a complete reboot with a younger actor. Three Decembers ago, it was going to be a TV show. All of which is to say that any Rambo sequel talk probably shouldn’t be considered confirmed until something is actually filming. But according to Deadline, Millennium Films, which own the rights to the character, is currently launching sales at Cannes to secure pre-financing for a part 5 that would see Sylvester Stallone return (possibly as director as well) to take on Mexican drug cartels and cross-border kidnapping.

This would mark an interesting turn of events for the character: while the original First Blood was serious drama about PTSD, the next two sequels were generally considered to be rah-rah patriotic action movies, and cited affirmatively by president Reagan. The fourth film in the series, however, was dark and over-the-top violent, suggesting that Rambo had becoming something of a monster himself, albeit one with noble intentions. A drug cartel plotline seems like it might be calculated to appeal to the current White House occupant, who has recently spoken positively about Stallone.

A lot depends on how well advance international sales go. If buyers at Cannes don’t want to opt in, we’ll probably hear about a different premise in a year or so. Regardless, given how well Stallone has managed to safeguard Rocky from becoming stale in the most recent installments, any Rambo with him in control is probably a better bet in terms of complexity than one without.

Are you interested in more Rambo? Tell us what version of him you’d like to see in comments.

Images: Lionsgate.

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