John Rambo is back for another installment called “Rambo: Last Blood.” The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on September 20th and features Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada. This is supposed to be the final movie for Rambo, but like Jason and Freddie, he keeps coming back.
The studio’s description of the movie reads, “Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, Rambo Last Blood marks the last chapter of the legendary series.”
The movie will have to beat the originals, which were up and down at the box office over the years. Ted Kotcheff directed “First Blood,” working from a script written by Sylvester Stallone. The first movie in the franchise released in theaters back in 1982, and the film opened at number one at the box office before grossing over $125M worldwide. George P. Cosmatos came on board to direct “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” which made over $300M globally. “Rambo III” was directed by Peter MacDonald and released in 1988, but the third installment failed to match the sequel’s success. That being said, “Rambo III” still made over $189M worldwide. Sylvester Stallone tried to reboot the franchise twenty years later, and he wrote and directed “Rambo” for Lionsgate in 2008. The film debuted in second-place behind “Meet the Spartans” with an $18M domestic opening and made $113M worldwide.
“Rambo: Last Blood” hits theaters on September 20th, opening against Brad Pitt’s sci-fi thriller “Ad Astra.” That’s one week before “The Goldfinch” and “Hustlers” hits theaters, and two weeks after “It: Chapter 2” opens in theaters nationwide. It will be interesting to see if “Rambo: Last Blood” can top the original trilogy or the reboot at the box office. We know that John Rambo has one more score to settle, and Lionsgate has been promoting the film as the final chapter for the character.
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