Franchise contender Sylvester Stallone may be reprising his role as Rocky Balboa for the sequel to one of last year’s best films Creed and gearing up for another testosterone explosion in The Expendables, but Sly is calling it quits with his role as Rambo. Stallone broke the news in an interview with Variety.
The 69-year-old star who played super soldier John Rambo over the course of four films, most recently in 2008's fourth installment simply titled Rambo, says he will no longer play the titular character despite previous plans for a Rambo V. "The heart's willing, but the body says, 'Stay home!,'" said Stallone. "It's like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else." He explained to Variety further saying he was happy how Rambo IV turned out and how he thought he wouldn't be able to top it so he wasn't even going to try:
Rambo will live on through a TV series currently in the works said to focus on Rambo's son. Stallone isn't involved in the series but is working on, last we heard, an Expendables TV series.