After the initial RAMBO trilogy of FIRST BLOOD, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, and RAMBO III, it took twenty years for Sylvester Stallone to bring John Rambo back to the big-screen with RAMBO, and another ten years for RAMBO: LAST BLOOD. The final installment of the franchise wasn’t the biggest success critically or commercially, but Stallone has never been one to give up hope.
The Extended Cut of RAMBO: LAST BLOOD was released on Amazon Prime Video back in May, but it finally hit Apple TV earlier this week and Sylvester Stallone has been promoting this cut of the film on Instagram. “This is the cut I worked on and ALWAYS thought this CUT was MUCH, much better then [sic] the theatrical release,” Stallone said. “If you saw a Rambo Last Blood In the theater, you owe to yourself to see the REAL cut. Thank you.” In a separate post, Stallone said, “MAKE IT #1 THIS WEEKEND ! ( He could be back ) Much respect , Sly.“
Although Sylvester Stallone has said that RAMBO: LAST BLOOD “closes the circle” of the franchise, he does have ideas for a potential sixth film. In an interview with our own JimmyO last year, Stallone said that the only place that Rambo would be able to find refuge following the events of RAMBO: LAST BLOOD would be an Indian reservation. If the extended cut of RAMBO: LAST BLOOD proves to be a big success, it’s entirely possible that Rambo could very well return, and speaking of extended cuts, Sylvestor Stallone added that he’s also working on a director’s cut of ROCKY IV, which he teases “will be amazing!“
Would you be down for another installment of the RAMBO franchise or should the series end with LAST BLOOD?