Sylvester Stallone made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con on Friday, to promote his return as Rocky Balboa in the upcoming MGM spinoff Creed, arriving in theaters November 25. It was his comments about the latest installment of his other beloved franchise, Rambo: Last Blood, that got people's attention, though. The actor/filmmaker revealed that he has teams in Iraq and Syria scouting in ISIS strongholds for the action sequel. Here's what the actor had to say below.
"We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds. We're working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever."
When asked to clarify if he plans on hiring actual ISIS militants for the sequel, the actor only said that he's "really excited to talk about Creed today," and, according to The Washington Post, the subject was not brought up again. We haven't heard about Rambo: Last Blood since December 2014, when Sylvester Stallone confirmed the long-rumored title on his Twitter page. In June 2014, Splendid Media acquire the rights to the franchise, with Sylvester Stallone writing the screenplay for this follow-up, but it isn't known if he plans to direct as well.
In Sylvester Stallone's last outing as John Rambo, 2008's Rambo, the actor/filmmaker hired an ex-guerrilla Burmese soldier from the Shan State Army named Maung Maung Khin to play the villainous Tint in his feature film debut, and other Shan refugees and migrants from northern Thailand were hired as extras to play Burmese soldiers. It isn't known exactly what is looking for in Iraq and Syria for this action sequel, since no story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known when production may begin. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any developments, but, in the meantime, what do you think about Rambo: Last Blood set in the world of ISIS?