There's word from Stallone himself confirming that he’s positive that he’s done with the "Rambo" franchise.
In Empire’s cover feature for "The Expendables," a little time was spent on trying to get to low-down on "Rambo 5" to clear up the confusion about what the plot will focus on, and instead, they got the surprising answer that the project’s not happening after all.
"I think Rambo's pretty well done. I don't think there'll be any more. I'm about 99 per cent sure."
This all started last August when "Rambo 5" was given the greenlight. The plot was rumored to revolve around human trafficking in Mexico. Later, when Stallone first talked about the film, the slant was a little different – the project was then being called "The Savage Hunt." The new plot brought Rambo into science fiction territory as he hunted down a genetically modified super-soldier.
When fan reaction aired on the negative side, the plot was switched back to the Mexican storyline – and "The Savage Hunt" plotline was set as a film outside of the "Rambo" universe.
Although it's unclear why he's decided to stop after developing the sequel for so long, speculation is that he's so confident in other projects like "Expendables" that he doesn't need to rely on that franchise anymore.
So if you're a "Rambo" fan you better be content with the way "Expendables" looks, because that will probably be filling in for "Rambo." Stallone has a few other action projects in development, but it looks like he's finally decided to leave "Rambo" and "Rocky" behind.
What do you think about the "Rambo" franchise seemingly being over?
"The Expendables" opens August 13, 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant (1,2), First Showing