If you were amongst the people rendered giddy by the news a few weeks back that Sylvester Stallone was readying a fifth Rambo movie that would have him on a savage hunt in search of a genetically engineered predatory monster (story here), Stallone still intends to tackle that monster but no longer with the character of John Rambo.
Stallone contacted his fan site StalloneZone and relayed to them the following message regarding the new direction of Rambo V:
I’m letting you know that Rambo has changed course and the story about hunting the man/beast will be done using another character in the lead. RAMBO himself will be heading over the border to a violent city where many young women have vanished.
There will be blood.
Rambo battling a Mexican drug cartel was originally the way things were shaping up before the surprise announcement of the story change involving the military-made mutant on the loose. Probably for the best. Besides, if you have seen any news reports about the depraved things these Mexican drug cartels are responsible for, then you know they are more monstrous than anything that could be cooked up in a government lab, and seeing John Rambo lay waste to them like he did genocidal Burmese soldiers in Rambo will prove quite the satisfying experience.
For those with their hearts set on seeing Stallone fight a monster, it sure sounds like he is making it clear that film is still going to get made, just without the lead character being John Rambo.
Now would be a great time to break his Lincoln Hawk character out of mothballs to use his arm-wrestling skills to wristlock a savage mutant into submission for Over the Top 2: Armed and Dangerous.
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