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Sly Stallone Shares First Pictures From The Set Of 'Rambo 5'

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Sly Stallone Shares First Pictures From The Set Of 'Rambo 5'

He might be well past 70 years old now, but Sylvester Stallone can still pull off a bad-ass look, it turns out.

It looks as if the shooting for the next instalment of the Rambo franchise is underway too, as Sly shared a shot of himself in a full cowboy style get up with the hashtag #Rambo5.

He posted it on his personal Instagram, and added a comment afterwards that said: "Tonight we start filming...!"

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram
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There you have it. John Rambo is back, and this time he's a cowboy. He then also shared another shot of himself on horseback with the caption: "Comes a horseman Wild and Free."

A cursory Google search reveals that to be a lyric from a song called 'Don Quixote'. The song tells of a hero on horseback - perhaps a nod to the content of the film? We'll have to wait and see.

Unlike the other Rambo films, this one is going to take place in the USA and Mexico and will see Sly's character - who now suffers with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - living in Arizona on a ranch.

That's according to what little information we've had yet.

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Credit: Instagram

Apparently, the granddaughter of a good friend is kidnapped and taken deep into Mexico by a drug cartel, that means that John Rambo has to get back into the habit and head on down there after them.

That's premise enough for another bloody Rambo battle, you'd have to think. For more than that we'll have to wait until next Autumn, when the film is scheduled to be released.

That said, we should just be glad that it's happening at all. In recent times, Sly has hinted that some of his days in the more physical roles might be behind him.

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At 72 years old, perhaps that's for the best.

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He told Variety magazine: "The heart's willing, but the body says, 'Stay home'.

"It's like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else."

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Well, he's not leaving it to anyone else. Who else could do it?

John Rambo first appeared in the book First Blood by David Morrell. He then appeared on screen in a film of the same name.

What followed was the most bizarrely named franchise ever, including Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, and then - obviously - 2008's Rambo.

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Don't be surprised if this film ends up being called Rambo III: First Blood Part V.

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Topics: Rambo, Sylvester Stallone, Movies, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Hollywood

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