The action star’s representative has denied reports that the action sequel will feature Islamic State
When reports surfaced over Sylvester Stallone’s apparent desire to take on Isis in Rambo 5, his representative stepped in to claim they are untrue.
A rumour circulated that Stallone was present at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego to announce further details for the action sequel, which he initially confirmed last year on Twitter.
“We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds,” the star reportedly said on a panel. “We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever.”
But his representative came forward to deny the reports, telling Rolling Stone: “Sylvester Stallone did not attend Comic-Con 2015, and consequently there was no official remark from him regarding Rambo at the event. This is not an accurate report.”
The character of John Rambo was last seen in 2008’s Rambo, which managed a decent $113m worldwide from a $50m budget. It’s not the only franchise that the 69-year-old star is keen to keep alive – later this year sees the release of Creed, the latest chapter in the Rocky franchise.
This article was written by Benjamin Lee, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 14th July 2015 09.34 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010