Rambo: Last Blood is coming into the cinemas on 20 September 2019. The 5th sequel will see Sylvester Stallone rock the headband once more as the troubled war veteran John Rambo.
Sylvester Stallone is bringing back one of the most popular action icons of all time this fall when Rambo: Last Blood hits theaters. Stallone 73 years old, but he still has plenty left in the tank to take on the demanding role.
Last Blood is set to be Sylvester’s final Rambo movie a franchise that has spanned five films and grossed more than $750 million at the worldwide box office. Unlike the other Rambo films, this one is going to take place in the USA and Mexico and will see Sly’s character who now suffers from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder living in Arizona on a ranch.
The Rambo franchise began back in 1982 with a small film called First Blood. Since then, the franchise has spawned four sequels plus a weird and appalling cartoon called Rambo: The Force of Freedom and has gone on to become one of Stallone’s signature roles. Rambo: Last Blood is the first movie in over a decade from the franchise, as we last saw the character in 2008’s Rambo.
The previous Rambo 5: Last Blood trailer arrived back in May. The clip depicts Rambo as a haunted man making new enemies and ghosts when one of Mexico’s most violent cartels kidnap the daughter of his caretaker Maria for a sex trafficking ring. Rambo teams up with a journalist to track down and rescue a group of local girls that have been kidnapped by a Mexican sex trafficking ring, after trying to settle down to a quiet peaceful life stateside at the family ranch in Arizona after spending decades abroad according to the film’s official synopsis. Now Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance.
It’s rather interesting that Stallone opted not to direct. 2008’s Rambo was a pleasant surprise and proved, once again, that age doesn’t seem to be much of an obstacle for Stallone to step into his iconic roles. Then again, that was a decade ago.