|Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, Img. via comicbook,com.|
Bad news for Sylvester Stallone fans who were hoping to see Sly return to the role of John Rambo. The 69-year old actor told Variety's Ramin Setoodeh that a fifth Rambo film doesn't seem to be in the future.
“The heart’s willing, but the body says, ‘Stay home!’” Stallone told Variety. “It’s like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else.”
Stallone also says he is not involved with the proposed Rambo: New Blood series about the son of Rambo currently under development at FOX.
“I don’t want to cast aspersions,” Stallone says, “but it’s delicate to try to replace a character with his son. I’ve seen the son of Flicka, the son of Tarzan, the son of King Kong. It’s a very difficult premise.”
There is, however, the strong possibility Stallone to return as his most famous character, Rocky Balboa, in a sequel to the 2015 hit Creed. The film, where Rocky returns to help train Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Apollo Creed, has been a surprise hit at the box office and with critics, earning over $100 million dollars.
Creed could also lead to a very busy awards season for Stallone. He has already been named Best Supporting Actor by the National Board of Review, and is up for a Golden Globes award for Best Supporting Actor award this coming Sunday. An Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor nomination is definite possibility