The blood-soaked story of John Rambo came to a somewhat peaceful conclusion by the end of Rambo, director and star Sylvester Stallone’s fourth installment in the long-running action franchise. The 2008 film wasn’t meant to be the last, as Stallone expressed his desire to take Rambo in a new direction for a fifth film. Those plans were ultimately scrapped, however, as Stallone viewed the fourth film as an appropriate ending for the character.
But that’s not to say that Rambo won’t resurface in some form. During a question-and-answer session with the fans at Ain’t It Cool News, Stallone admitted that the idea of revisiting the Rambo series as a prequel with a new actor is “intriguing.”
“I certainly think this is worth pondering because it’s intriguing to find the whys and wherefores of how people have come to become what they are,” said Stallone. “The traumas, the loss and the tragedy of being in Vietnam would certainly be a great challenge for a young actor and it would be ironic that Rambo directs younger Rambo after having played it for 20 plus years.”
Stallone’s comments beg some obvious questions — who could possibly play a younger Rambo? And would anyone besides Stallone be up for a prequel?
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