With Rambo: Last Blood releasing this week, Sylvester Stallone told ScreenRant that he has an idea to keep the character alive and going:
I always thought of Rambo when he was 16 or 17 – I hope they can do the prequel – he was the best person you could find. He was the captain of the team; he was the most popular kid in school; super athlete. He was like Jim Thorpe, and the war is what changed him. If you saw him before, he was like the perfect guy.
1982’s First Blood introduced the world to one of the greatest action heroes in movie history in John Rambo. He was a former special forces soldier scarred by his experiences in Vietnam who has now become a drifter, who winds up waging a one-man war against the callous authorities in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. The film was a box office hit which led to an even bigger moneymaker with the sequel in 1985, Rambo: First Blood Part II. 1988’s part three would fair so well which would send Rambo on hiatus till 2008. Stallone would bring the character out of retirement in a successful revival culminating in this week’s final run in Last Blood.
In another interview, this time with Fandango, Stallone discussed the possibility of another revival, stating “I’m talking with Robert Rodriguez right now about Cobra, which looks like that could happen.” It would appear that Rodriguez is the driving force behind the series, with the Stallone also stating “It’s basically his baby now.”
I enjoyed 1986’s Cobra and wouldn’t mind a gritty cop drama, but would that be able to work with today’s climate of excessive violence by law enforcement? A cop who does whatever it takes to stop the bad guy even it means killing them? I’m all for it.
Well wasteoids, what are your thoughts on these two Stallone possibilities? Interested in either? Think they can work?