Did ya like Rambo? Of course you did! It was a blast watching a 60-something-year-old Sly Stallone pumping lead into some particularly not-nice Burmese gentlemen. Well what would you say if I told you that we’d get to see an even older Sly doing the same thing to some drug lords along the Mexican-American border? You’d say “fuck yeah,” right?
Well, ask and you shall recieve. Variety reports that the greenlight has been lit for the fifth installment in the series, which will bring back Sylvester Stallone to star in and direct.
And I can’t help but wonder two things:
1) Given the implications at the end of 2008′s Rambo, does it stand to reason that we might be seeing John Rambo’s father in this movie?? And that fucker would have to be in his eighties or nineties! And if he’s Rambo’s dad, then there just isn’t any way that he’s going to go the course of the entire movie without blowing someone’s head off. Will this film usher in a new age of geriatric ultraviolence???
2) What sort of fun concoction are they going to come up with for the title? Let’s look back, shall we? There’s been First Blood, which was followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II, and then came Rambo III, after which (and almost twenty years later) we were treated to just plain old Rambo. Maybe they’ll resurrect the John Rambo title that they almost went with for the fourth one, or maybe they’ll just call it Rambo V. My vote, however, is for Rambo Salvation.
And while we’re on the topic of movie series that refuse to die, it looks like that conniving son of a bitch Michael Bay may just be hopping on to make a third Bad Boys movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Craig, whose writing credits on IMDB include only a bunch of stuff that’s either in development or pre-production, has been hired to write a script for Bad Boys III.
Michael Bay, Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence aren’t on board with just yet, but I’m really having a hard time imagining Bay and Lawrence saying no. Smith, I’m not sure about, but if he likes the sound of jingle-jingle-coins-when-they-jingle as much as we all assume he must, then he may well be coming back, too.