In this edition of sequel bits:
- Jason Blum, the man who produced Halloween, wants you to know Halloween is very good. Why would he lie?
- Amy Adams offers an update on the Enchanted sequel.
- Sylvester Stallone gets his own Creed II poster.
- Stallone also provides an update on the next Rambo movie, because the past never dies.
- Social media expert Dwayne Johnson welcomes Idris Elba to Hobbs and Shaw.
- Steven Spielberg gave the O.K. to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s twist.
- Netflix’s Godzilla anime sequel now has a release date.
- Want to see a blurry set pic of Chris Hemsworth filming Men in Black? Of course you do.
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout has a new IMAX poster featuring Tommy Cruise doing dangerous stuff.
- Behold a new image from The Crimes of Grindelwald.
- Grumpy Gus Terry Gilliam reveals he once turned down an Alien sequel.
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Sylvester Stallone may be 71 years old, but that’s not going to stop him from taking on some new enemies in yet another sequel in the Rambo action franchise.
Rambo 5 is currently being shopped around by Avi Lerner and his Millennium Films banner at the Cannes Film Market. And rather than passing the torch as Stallone did in the spin-off Creed, it looks like Sylvester Stallone will take the lead again as the Vietnam veteran who can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
John Rambo is bursting back onto the big screen. Nu Image / Millennium Films is firing up Rambo: New Blood, with Ariel Vromen (Criminal) set to direct and Brooks McLaren on board to write. The catch? This isn’t a Rambo sequel, but rather a Rambo reboot that’s moving ahead without Sylvester Stallone. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
A fifth Rambo movie has been in the works for years, with different iterations of the film cropping up every year or so. At one point, it would have been titled Rambo: Savage Hunt, and would’ve seen Sylvester Stallone‘s rogue soldier battling a genetically engineered monster. And then it became Rambo: Last Stand, an Unforgiven-esque tale that would’ve supposedly seen Rambo taking the fight to Mexican drug cartels. Last year, Stallone doubled down on the drug cartel concept, saying that it would be filmed after Creed and would be titled Last Blood.
Anyway, you should always write Rambo news with dry erase markers because the plans have once again changed. Rambo V may not be dead yet, but it’ll now have to compete with Rambo: New Blood, a new television series that will continue the story of John Rambo on Fox. Oh, and Rambo’s long-lost son will be along for the ride.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 by Angie Han
Sylvester Stallone is currently over in Philly getting started on the Rocky spin-off Creed, and once that’s done he’s looking to revisit another of his iconic characters. The actor and screenwriter has confirmed he is working on Rambo: Last Blood (or is it Last Blood: Rambo?). In fact, it’ll move forward before his mob drama Scarpa does. More details on the Sylvester Stallone Rambo Last Blood update after the jump. Read More »
Concepts for Rambo V have flown around for years now. The most outlandish one involved hunting a beast rather than a man, but it’s a project that has come up every once in a while in various incarnations, only to be killed off each time. There’s even talk of a Rambo TV series, albeit one without Sylvester Stallone. Because the cycle has come round again, there’s new talk of Rambo V, which is said to once again have Stallone as a writer and star. This time, if the story is correct, he would be facing off against a Mexican drug cartel. And this time, the info comes from a pretty credible source. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s the All-Ages Edition of Sequel Bits, or maybe the ‘something for everyone’ version, with news on everything from the kid-friendly Gnomeo & Juliet franchise to the 60something star of Rambo.
- Viacom CEO says there’s plans for a Mission: Impossible 5
- Sylvester Stallone could kill off Rambo in Rambo 5
- The Twilight trailer lands in front of The Hunger Games
- Elton John stars working on Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes
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Let’s kick off another sequel news roundup with some info on a film that will be out soon. Jon M. Chu directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and the trailers released so far have generated a good level of interest in the film.
In an interview with Moviefone, Chu talks about enthusiasm for various Joe characters and the difficulty his team had with creating a linear follow-up to the first Joe film, The Rise of Cobra. One question many of our readers has asked regards Cobra Commander, and how this film’s character connects to the Joseph Gordon-Levitt version in the previous movie. Chu says, “Cobra Commander was an issue. But I know we couldn’t lose Cobra Commander.”
Asked if this is the same character under the mask, the director says,
No. [Smiling] But we figured out a way that’s pretty nice. And you get the Cobra Commander that you’ve always wanted. Or, to me, what I always wanted: a bad-ass villain. He’s one of the most iconic villains ever. I’m even following him on Twitter — he’s so funny.
After the break, a brief update on the chance of a Rambo 5, Michael Keaton is reportedly excited about a Beetlejuice sequel, and we’ve got some info on Judd Apatow’s sorta-sequel to Knocked Up, This Is 40. Read More »
Right after the release of Rambo, the fourth film to feature Sylvester Stallone‘s iconic Vietnam War veteran character, it seemed like a fifth film was a foregone conclusion. Last year, however, the writer/actor/director reversed his position, saying ““I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more.” It seems like he was concerned about appearances more than the lack of a compelling story. “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…I’m very happy with the last Burmese episode, because I didn’t pull any punches on it.”
But now Sean Hood, the Conan the Barbarian screenwriter, says he’s met with Stallone a couple times over the last year, and has completed a draft of a script called Rambo: Last Stand. Read More »
Ever since the release of Rambo 4 (which was titled simply Rambo), Sylvester Stallone has been touting another sequel for the John Rambo franchise. Rumors abounded of a homecoming tale, a film tinged with sci-fi, and, based on one of Stallone’s last updates, a south of the border tale in which Rambo finds or avenges missing women. However, a couple weeks back Stallone announced that he’s “99% sure” the fifth film won’t ever happen.
So when I was walking through the international film marketplace at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, I was surprised to see Rambo V being promoted at the Millennium Films/Nu Image booth. After the jump I’ve included a photo of the Rambo V poster/handout on display at the booth. Even more shocking is that the backside of the handout tours a 2011 release date.
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