rambo 5 greenlit

Are you really surprised that Rambo 5 is heading our way? According to Variety, Sylvester Stallone‘s John Rambo has been given the official green light. We will see the character in action on his fifth mission, thanks to the people over at Nu Image/Millennium Films. This next installment will be a follow up to 2008′s aptly titled, Rambo that had the actor returning to the role after a 20 year hiatus.

According to the trade, the story for Rambo‘s latest outing will center on the mercenary “fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the U.S.-Mexico border.” We’d heard earlier talk of Stallone returning to do another installment of this franchise, and now it’s actually happening. The last Rambo made over 113 million dollars worldwide, making a decent profit for the studio whose production budget was set at 50 million.

I think Sylvester Stallone has gotten to a point where he knows what works for him. People may knock him for these “rehashes,” but he enjoys making them. After seeing Rocky Balboa, which I loved I let the Sly-hate go. This man is over 60 years old and still kicking ass and taking names later. I’ve decided to accept his work for what it is, and I’ve realized that he’s found his niche. So go and throw some more bodies in the fire Stallone, I’m behind you!

What do yo think of Rambo 5 hitting theaters? Will you go see it?