One of Sylvester Stallone's most iconic characters was set to make a return to the big screen for one last time in 2017 in Rambo: Last Blood, yet it seems age has caught up the actor and the film has been cancelled.
In a recent interview with Variety, Stallone revealed that the project isn't moving forward, although it isn't for lack of trying. Stallone has been training to return to the role for the past year. The actor said the following:
"The heart’s willing, but the body says, ‘Stay home!’ It’s like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else…. [Rambo 4] was so brutal, which civil war is, I was shocked they even gave me an R-rating. I didn’t want to compromise. I said, ‘This is probably going to be the last decent film of this genre that I’m going to do as a solo act.’ When that was accomplished, I never felt the same willingness to do it again."
The 69 year old actor isn't afraid of a little action, but it seems as though another solo outing for the iconic action star might be too much to ask. Stallone has played the lead in all three Expendables films where he's joined by a slew of other male action stars and can't nearly be as difficult to shoot as a solo Rambo film.
No plot details or director were announced for Rambo: Last Blood but we do know it was at some stage in development. Sylvester Stallone is currently starring in Creed, the seventh film in the Rocky franchise, which hits UK cinemas 15th January and is currently playing in U.S theaters.
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