Sylvester Stallone Teases Rambo 5‘s Surprising ‘Battle To The End’
Apparently the previous Rambo movies were like pulling teeth to edit, but Rambo V: Last Blood is coming together “beautifully.” Sylvester Stallone just gave fans a couple of updates, posting more photos from the film and also a video sharing his excitement for the fifth Rambo movie. Sly says this movie will surprise a lot of fans, especially with its “unexpected” ending…
I just want to talk about something that I think is really exciting. Usually when you’re in the editing process of a film, it can be painful. What you thought was great is not so great. It’s kind of like going to the dentist and having your teeth pulled with no Novocaine. Get the picture? But this last Rambo is just coming together beautifully. Today we’re going to screen it for the studio and that’s going to be fantastic. I’m just looking forward to of course their notes. But we’ll go back. And I think this film is going to surprise a lot of people. It’s a really good story, and the ending is so unexpected. So I just want to say, come September 20, Rambo is coming your way.
Hopefully the studio doesn’t give Sylvester Stallone too many notes, ’cause that could certainly dampen his current high spirits. Sly shared his excitement in a cool new Instagram video, which you can watch here:
His enthusiasm is pretty infectious, and it’s good to hear this movie is having an easier birth than the previous ones. I’m slightly worried about the surprise ending, though. Hopefully it doesn’t mean anything bad for Vietnam vet John Rambo, although if this is “last blood” that might suggest a definitive end.
Speaking of the ending, though, right before posting that video, Sylvester Stallone posted a couple of images with the ominous caption “A brutal Storm is about to burst … this is beginning of battle to the end … Sept. 20…” Battle to the end, eh? Here’s that post:
A brutal storm about to burst. The beginning of the battle to the end. Huh. We’re on standby for a trailer, and that may help fill in some of the gaps. The movie is meant to follow Rambo as he travels to Mexico to help save a friend’s daughter, who was kidnapped by the Mexican cartel.
Sylvester Stallone has been sharing photos and updates on Rambo 5 every step of the way. He wrapped filming on the movie in early December 2018, and shared some poignant words on the franchise:
Well that was it, that was my final shot [on] Rambo 5: Last Blood, at least that’s what they are calling it, thus far. And it’s been an amazing journey, it really has. This character was presented to me in 1980. And no one wanted to do it. As a matter of fact, I was the eleventh choice. People looked at this as almost as a cursed project. I looked at it and said this was an amazing opportunity…
The first Rambo movie was called First Blood, after the 1972 novel by David Morrell. The 1982 movie was followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II in 1985, then Rambo III in 1988, Rambo in 2008, and now Rambo V: Last Blood.
Sylvester Stallone recently said he had to take a break from gym time because making Rambo 5 roughed him up so much. But he’s apparently back in the gym — where he sometimes runs into old co-stars like Billy Dee Williams — and I’m just hoping he’s working on getting himself in top shape for The Expendables 4. There haven’t been many official details on that movie in a while, but Sly hyped up the franchise just last week, reminding us all that the fourth movie should still be on its way. Stallone also has Escape Plan: The Extractors in the works. He’s keeping busy at 72!
Rambo V: Last Blood is set to open in theaters on September 20, as one of the many movies worth keeping an eye on through our 2019 movie release date schedule.