It seems that someone Hollywood is actually paying attention to real-world events and is taking initiative to make movies about things that actually matter.
At Comic-Con this weekend, Sylvester Stallone, star of the Rambo franchise, confirmed that the latest and presumably final installment of the Vietnam vet revenge fantasy will take the title character will travel to Syria, where he will single-handedly fight (and obviously defeat) ISIS. Stallone is set to write, direct and star in this important cinematic event.
“With Rambo V, Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role as John Rambo,” reads a statement. “This time he returns to the Middle East to battle the greatest threat facing the world today, global terrorism.”
Holy crap, that is noble.
Business Insider writes:
Filming on “Rambo: Last Blood” was originally expected to begin late last year or early this year, but it was delayed. Stallone last appeared as John Rambo in 2008’s “Rambo,” where Rambo joined a group of mercenaries in war-torn Thailand to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers. Now 68, Stallone is reprising two of his major film characters, with his reprisal as Rocky Balboa in “Creed” expected to arrive later this year.
“We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds,” he said on a panel. “We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever.”
So, get ready for a 2016 blockbuster featuring a greasy, aging war hero shooting up camps of powerful Muslim extremists who will surely feel super threatened by the American might conveyed in Stallone’s bizarre pretend bravado.
Update: A representative for Sylvester Stallone has refuted the above report, according to Rolling Stone.
“Sylvester Stallone did not attend Comic-Con 2015, and consequently there was no official remark from him regarding Rambo made there at the event,” said the representative. “This is not an accurate report.”
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