Despite all the hype surrounding the “Rambo” TV series, our expectations on the show were lowered after Sylvester Stallone announced that he will not be involved in it.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Stallone, who starred in the original “Rambo” film series, will not be involved in Fox’s planned TV series, “Rambo: New Blood”.
Fox initially claimed that Stallone would reprise his role from the 1982 film series and serve as an executive producer on the show. However, a rep for the “Rambo” star told Deadline that Stallone has opted not to be involved in the planned “Rambo” TV series in any way possible.
Stallone added in a press statement:
I wish the others well with the project.
Entertainment One and Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, the production companies behind the “Rambo” TV series, had been eyeing Stallone to hop on board before they announced the project. In 2013, both production companies mentioned that the actor was in negotiations to get involved with the TV series and potentially reprise his role as Rambo.
Titled “Rambo: New Blood”, the TV series would focus on the relationship between John Rambo and his son. However, with the actor’s absence, it is still not clear whether the show will move forward or not.
Stallone recently reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in this year’s action film, “Creed“. The “Rambo” spin-off film grossed USD42.6 million at the domestic box office and earned mainly positive reviews from critics. Stallone is apparently fine with revisiting the past, but only for the right projects.
So, which actor do you think should play Stallone’s character in the “Rambo” TV series? Will you watch the show without Stallone in it? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.