Sylvester Stallone is moving forward with another - and likely final - cinematic adventure featuring one of his iconic characters.
According to Variety, the actor has ended months of speculation, by finally announced the title for the fifth (and seemingly final) Rambo movie, to be titled [Rambo 5: Last Blood](movie:34654):
The actor simply tweeted earlier this week that he’ll be filming a gangster biopic about Gregory “the Grim Reaper” Scarpa after shooting “Rambo: Last Blood.”
Since 2008, he’s talked about both retiring the character (who first appeared in David Morrell’s 1972 novel “First Blood”) for good and bringing him back for a last hurrah. Stallone apparently decided on the latter as he’ll be writing and directing and “Rambo: Last Blood,” in addition to starring in the film.
It has already been seven years since Stallone's last Rambo film, which resurrected the character after a 20-year gap between films in the franchise.
Even with ticket-price inflation, 2008's Rambo grossed the least of the four Rambo films to date both domestically - with $42 million - and worldwide - with $113 million.
The $113 million worldwide haul is less than the $150 million, Rambo: First Blood Part II, earned domestically in 1985's dollar value.
However, Lionsgate obviously feels the franchise has some juice left.