FN@F Nerdy News Update: Rambo Reboot

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Sylvester Stallone as the iconic John Rambo in Rambo: Frist Blood Part II (1985). (Image: Carolco Pictures / TriStar Pictures)

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Rambo, Volume 1, Number 9 (January 1986). (Image: comicvine.gamespot.com)

John Rambo, who⎯alongside Italian Stallion boxer Rocky Balboa⎯cemented Sylvester Stallone‘s place in pop culture immortality, is set to return to the big screen. A reboot, titled Rambo: New Blood at this stage of production, will see the recasting of the titular troubled Vietnam vet and is set to be directed by The Iceman‘s Ariel Vromen.

Based on David Morell’s 1972 novel First Blood, John Rambo has appeared in four feature films, all starring and co-written by Stallone. Collectively, First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), and Rambo (2008) have taken over $700 million at the global box office. The film franchise has also tied in to other media, such as comic books, video games, and even an animated television series, titled Rambo: The Force of Freedom (1986).

There have been discussions of a live action Rambo television series, with Stallone reprising his iconic role, since August 2013. This now seems unlikely if this cinematic reboot to the franchise maintains momentum.

 

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