John Rambo has escaped death too many times to count. He's survived bloody assaults from Vietnamese, Russian and Burmese soldiers, plus all manner of aggression from nefarious local law enforcement. Shoot, the guy healed his own bullet wound with nothing but a knife, a flame and some booze.
So who's to say that after four movies Rambo is done, never to return to the big screen with a truck-mounted .50-caliber machine gun blazing? Well, Sylvester Stallone, who burst our pie-in-the-spy "Rambo" dreams at the Spike Guys Choice Awards this past weekend.
"I think so," he said when MTV News asked if we'd seen the last of "Rambo."
That means the rumored plans for "Rambo V: The Savage Hunt" will likely never become a reality. Word was that the film would feature Rambo battling human traffickers and drug lords to save a girl kidnapped near the U.S.-Mexico border. Stallone was said to be gearing up both to direct and star in the flick, which would begin production this spring. But by May, Stallone started backpedaling from not only that timeline but the stance that another "Rambo" was even necessary.
Thus it seems like the conclusion of 2008's "Rambo" — when the headband-wearing badass leaves Southeast Asia and is seen presumably returning to his family home in the U.S. — probably represents the final image in Rambo's theatrical arc. And Sly is fine with that.
"When he walked home, looked down the road, then looked straight ahead at the ranch, that really was the legitimate finale," Stallone said.
Yet he was reluctant to completely seal Rambo's big-screen coffin. "Could anything happen?" Stallone said. "I'm 99 percent sure no. But ..."
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