John Rambo is at it again. Rambo 5 is getting underway, with Sylvester Stallone returning as the wayward one-man army from whom society drew first blood. Apropos to that description, it has just been revealed that the fifth film will go by the full title, Rambo 5: Last Blood.

Adrian Grunberg (Get the Gringo) will serve as director, working off a screenplay by Stallone, joined by producer Avi Lerner. Rambo 5: The Last Blood will see Stallone’s John headed south of the border to take on the drug cartels.

Rambo 5 Cast

Yvette Monreal is the latest Rambo 5 cast member, reports THR. The daughter of Rambo’s friend, Monreal’s not-yet-named character will get kidnapped by a Mexican cartel, inciting the titular septuagenarian sentry to grab some hardware and do what he does best. Monreal has been seen on TV runs on The Fosters, Faking It, Matador, as well as recent films such as Monsoon, Once Upon a Superhero and Lowriders.

Paz Vega was recently revealed (via THR,) as a co-star in the film. She will play Carmen Delgado, a reporter covering the dangerous beat of the Mexican drug trade, who teams up with Rambo after the criminals kidnap her younger half-sister. Amongst several movies and films in her native country, the Spanish siren, Vega, is known to American audiences for her co-starring role in the 2004 Adam Sandler comedy, Spanglish, 2014 Jeremy Renner crime drama Kill the Messenger and a TV run on Netflix’s The OA.

Rambo 5 Story

According to Deadline, the story of Rambo 5 is…

“When the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.”

Rambo 5 Release Date

Rambo 5: Last Blood is expected to arrive around fall 2019.

Rambo 5 Details

Sly has been living up to his nickname, providing a steady flow of Instagram teases, notably about Rambo’s new cowboy look (hat, horse and all), which seemingly conveys a unique tone for this outing of the iconic action franchise.

It’s rather interesting that Stallone opted not to direct. 2008’s Rambo was a pleasant surprise and proved, once again, that age doesn’t seem to be much of an obstacle for Stallone to step into his iconic roles. Then again, that was a decade ago.

The best part of all of this sequel movie, though, is that it would appear to kill off any talk of the Rambo reboot that surfaced a couple of years back. This would have seen John Rambo reimagined as kind of an American James Bond. There had even been talk of a TV series, Rambo: New Blood, which would have introduced Rambo Jr. to the proceedings.

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