It started with first blood, and now Rambo is out for blood … one last time.
Sylvester Stallone returns as the titular character, but the return is a bit of a surprise for the actor. In May 2010, Stallone stated, “I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more. I’m about 99 per cent sure, I was going to do it… but I feel that with Rocky Balboa, that character came complete circle. He went home.
“But for Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don’t want that to happen.”
Given the premise of this new film, the movie won’t be a mercenary tale, but a bit more heroic. This time around, Rambo is heading into Mexico from his Arizona home to rescue a friend’s daughter who was kidnapped by a Mexican cartel.
The trailer shows a peaceful Rambo having his life interrupted by people who “draw first blood,” similar to the original Rambo. Sean Hood, the writer for Rambo: Last Stand, described the movie as being “more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood.” It also looks like it will be in line with the rest of the franchise, being filled with explosions, gunfights, and plenty of gritty violence.
Rambo: Last Blood is set for a September 20, 2019, release.