In an interview with Variety, Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that he is never playing Rambo again.
The film series started in 1982, with the most recent installment starring Stallone happening back in 2008. He explained to Variety that although he still loves the franchise, “The heart’s willing, but the body says, ‘Stay home!, […] It’s like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else.”
Stallone explained that their isn’t much more to see with the character Rambo. “You know when you realize there’s nothing more to pull out?” He went on further to talk about the R rating the 2008 film received, “It was so brutal, which civil war is, I was shocked they even gave me an R-rating. I didn’t want to compromise. I said, ‘This is probably going to be the last decent film of this genre that I’m going to do as a solo act.’ When that was accomplished, I never felt the same willingness to do it again.”
Claiming that he could never improve on Rambo, Sylvester Stallone has opted to retire the character. On the thought of doing the son of Rambo? Stallone claims it’d be a very ‘delicate’ process.