Where Should Rambo Go?
So much for capping off the franchise. After Sylvester Stallone survived the lashings of critics and made a decent amount of money off last year's "Rambo" reboot, he apparently couldn't help going back for more: Stallone confirmed last week that "Rambo V" is in the works and should be released sometime this year.
We know thanks to a few strategic leaks that "Rambo V: A New Brawn" (not its real title) will be filming in Bulgaria, but what should the country stand in for? Marina Hyde of the Guardian (U.K.) newspaper believes he will return to Afghanistan, the setting of 1988's "Rambo III," in which Rambo helps the Mujahideen battle the Soviets. (Spoiler: Stallone drives a tank into a helicopter!)
Then again, his foray last year into Burma didn't solve that country's humanitarian crisis, so maybe he should go back? Other rumors place the movie in Africa, a continent in which he has not yet attacked, or right here in the good ol' USA. (Since the plot may involve John Rambo saving the daughter he never knew he had, she could be among us right now!)
Our pick: Unwinnable war? Unsolvable problem? Please. We need John Rambo taking care of business in Iraq. If he does it right, the film could even double as a 90-minute ad for the Army (with the appropriate endorsement deals). Special cameo by President Obama at the end?
· Will Rambo return to Afghanistan? [Guardian]
· 2007: Honeymooners Down Under Check Out As Sylvester Stallone and Hormones Check In [HC]
· War on Terrorism Travel: Lonely Planet Cracks Afghanistan [Jaunted]