The news originated from Sheryl Main, the publicist for The Expendables, who wrote on her blog that Stallone had dropped a “bombshell” on her a few months ago that there would be no Rambo 5 and that she’d update us on what his next project would be later.Now Stallone is commenting on it as well, confirming that he’s almost positive that he’s done with the Rambo franchise. In a recent cover feature for Stallone's latest endeavor, The Expendables, a little time was spent trying to get the low-down on Rambo 5. After some prying it was clear that the project is not happening after all.
Despite the Rambo franchise being somewhat dead, Stallone will still be headlining action films. For example, The Expendables will be released this August. Stallone directed the film as well. The Expendables is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things arent quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.
The synopsis doesn't seem to stray too far from that of a Rambo-path. Stallone fans can only hope that The Expendables will be successful at the box office so that they can extend that into a franchise with sequels. If that does in deed happen, The Expendables will be filling the action void in Stallone’s future and help push Rambo V into the green light. If this isn't the case though, Stallone could slowly be on his way out of Hollywood. We'll see what happens.