‘Rambo’ Is Coming Back — But Without Sylvester Stallone

Rambo, Sylvester Stallone
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Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo is heading back to the big screen for a reboot.

The veteran action man originated the title role in the 1982 film adaptation of David Morrell’s First Blood novel, about a troubled Vietnam War veteran who struggles to adapt to civilian life.

He reprised his part as John Rambo in Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III in 1985 and 1988, respectively, before returning for one more run in 2008’s Rambo.

Now bosses at Nu Image/Millennium Films are bringing the character back for a complete revamp, which will not star Stallone.

They are reportedly seeking a younger actor to take over the role in Rambo: New Blood, which will be directed by The Iceman filmmaker Ariel Vromen from a script by Brooks McLaren, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A projected release date has yet to be set as the film is still in the early stages of development.