Source: Empire Magazine
While doing the rounds for his upcoming action film The Expendables, writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone revealed that the fourth Rambo sequel was no longer in the cards. "I think Rambo's pretty well done. I don't think there'll be any more. I'm about 99% sure," he says.
"I was going to do it," Stallone continues, referencing the initial word that the sequel might be an adaptation of a James Byron Huggins novel called Hunter, or a later rumor that had him rescuing a girl from across the border. "But for Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don't want that to happen."
Instead, the star is working on a director's cut that would restore 12 minutes to Rambo, the previous installment, and turning his attention towards a follow-up to The Expendables, even though the film hasn't been released yet. "We are very serious," he says.
The Expendables, starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Eric Roberts, will hit theaters on August 13th, 2010, opposite Universal's highly-anticipated adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The Rambo director's cut is slated to arrive in stores on July 27th.