Sylvester Stallone cut scenes he ‘really loved’ from new Rambo movie

Sylvester Stallone cut scenes he “really loved” from the new Rambo movie because “nobody wants a whiny hero”.The 73-year-old is back as the Vietnam War veteran in Rambo: Last Blood, and the former soldier is unable to find peace as he is forced to prot…

Sylvester Stallone cut scenes he “really loved” from the new Rambo movie because “nobody wants a whiny hero”.

The 73-year-old is back as the Vietnam War veteran in Rambo: Last Blood, and the former soldier is unable to find peace as he is forced to protect his loved ones from yet another threat.

Stallone wanted to bring back Rambo so “that it’s not violence for violence’s sake”, but eventually ended up sacrificing the scenes of dialogue he had written in an effort to please audiences.

“I understand that there’s a certain level of expectancy with me,” he told Variety. “If I do a film, I start to sense that the audience is going, ‘OK, enough of the acting, let’s see some actual physical locomotion.’

“I’ve written scenes for Rambo where he explains himself, but you have to let those go. We get it. You’re the product of a horrible war, damaged material. So all the stuff that I really loved, where he explains his angst, doesn’t really work. Nobody wants a whiny hero. They just don’t. Don’t talk so much; just do it. Do it, and also, don’t be vulnerable.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Rocky icon gave his scathing review of the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which have dominated the box office since 2008.

“These films now are scientific. They’re made by techno-wizards. They don’t have to interact with actors to the extent you used to, because the machines do the work,” Stallone explained. “And that’s not to denigrate the actors. In a Marvel film, you’re not going into the subtleties. You’re dealing with a canvas so big, so huge, that it becomes to me almost like watching a fireworks show. You’re swept away by this magnificent display of technology.”

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Sylvester Stallone to star in new superhero project

Sylvester Stallone is set to star in upcoming superhero movie Samaritan.The 73-year-old has confirmed his next project, which will follow the story of a young boy who is on a mission to find out if a mythical superhero is still alive after vanishing 20…

Sylvester Stallone is set to star in upcoming superhero movie Samaritan.

The 73-year-old has confirmed his next project, which will follow the story of a young boy who is on a mission to find out if a mythical superhero is still alive after vanishing 20 years earlier following a “tragic event”.

Executives at MGM Studios have signed up Julius Avery to direct the project, and the Overlord filmmaker raved about his casting coup in a statement to Deadline.

“Sly is a hero of mine (and) I’m incredibly thrilled to be working with such an iconic actor on this very special project,” he said.

Stallone’s role in the project has not yet been announced, but reports suggest he’ll portray the missing superhero.

The film will be the first release for Balboa Productions, the company Stallone launched with business partner Braden Aftergood last year.

Bragi F. Schut, who has worked with Stallone on Escape Room and its sequel, will pen the script, and also serve as an executive producer, according to the outlet.

MGM is currently in development with Balboa Productions on a separate project about the boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American heavyweight champion in 1908.

He was jailed in 1920 and posthumously pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump in May last year, 105 years after his conviction.

News of Stallone’s superhero movie comes just days after his latest instalment in the Rambo franchise, Last Blood, debuted in third place at the U.S. box office with a $19 million (£15.2 million) opening.

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Sylvester Stallone will debut Rambo V: Last Blood images at Cannes

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in …

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.

Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in 1982’s First Blood.

According to Deadline, Sylvester will debut exclusive images from the new movie during a special screening at the Palais des Festivals on 24 May. There will also be a video montage honouring the 72-year-old’s five-decade film career and showcase the world premiere of Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood in 4K at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

Based on David Morrell’s 1972 novel of the same name, about John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier, the film helped cement Sylvester’s status as Hollywood’s leading action man, after the success of his first two Rocky films in the late ‘70s.

Like the Rocky franchise, the Oscar nominee co-wrote all of the Rambo instalments.

He was last seen as the Vietnam vet in 2008’s Rambo, which he also directed.

Rambo V: Last Blood, directed by Adrian Grunberg, will see Rambo go up against a Mexican cartel. It also stars Paz Vega and Oscar Jaenada.

Last year the star bowed out as his other famous alter ego, Rocky Balboa, in Creed II. He is rumoured to be returning to The Expendables film series though, for the franchise’s fourth movie.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from 14 to 25 May.

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Rambo 5 finds its villain in Sergio Peris-Mencheta

Sylvester Stallone will face off with Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta as he returns to the big screen for his latest Rambo sequel. Life Itself star Peris-Mencheta, who has also become known for his role as wrestler-turned-drug enforcer Gustavo ‘El…

Sylvester Stallone will face off with Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta as he returns to the big screen for his latest Rambo sequel.

Life Itself star Peris-Mencheta, who has also become known for his role as wrestler-turned-drug enforcer Gustavo ‘El Oso’ Zapata in John Singleton’s Snowfall drama series, has been tapped as the villain for Rambo 5: Last Blood.

He will play Hugo Martinez, the head of one of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels, who finds himself at war with Stallone’s mercenary John Rambo after he crosses into Mexico from America to help find the kidnapped daughter of a close friend, according to Deadline.com.

Actress Paz Vega will also feature in the action thriller, which is being directed by Adrian Grunberg from a script co-written by Stallone.

Production is currently underway in Bulgaria, where Stallone has been sharing onset photos with fans on Instagram.

“It’s so rewarding after so many years in the Biz to be truly excited about being in an extraordinary scene. @rambomovie #rambo5,” he captioned a close-up shot of himself wearing a Stetson in the rain, after posting another image of himself riding a horse.

The new adventure comes 10 years after Stallone last reprised his Vietnam vet character for 2008’s Rambo.

He first featured as the movie tough guy in 1982’s First Blood, and returned for Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

Rambo isn’t the only old franchise Stallone has been busy resurrecting – he is also enjoying the success of his Rocky spin-off Creed, which earned the 72 year old an Oscar nomination in 2016, and its upcoming follow-up, Creed II.

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