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Stallone’s Rambo Prequel Idea Is Better Than Making Rambo 6

Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo prequel idea expands on the best part of John Rambo’s First Blood story arc while also allowing Rambo: Last Blood to truly be “Last Blood.” The Rambo franchise got off to a strong start in 1982 with First Blood, the only Rambo movie rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. For better or for worse, the ensuing sequels prioritized graphic, high-octane action, although 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood made at least some effort to integrate meaningful character development.

The character development seen in Rambo: Last Blood also came with some heavy implications for the titular Vietnam War vet, but there are other reasons why Sylvester Stallone’s prequel idea would be much better than making Rambo 6. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor said, “I wanted to do [a Rambo prequel] like a Ken Burns documentary on Vietnam, where you drop young Rambo in there, and he’s this outgoing guy, football captain, and then you see why he becomes Rambo.” Stallone has the right idea: a prequel exploring John Rambo’s tragic backstory would return the character to his grounded roots and build on the legacy of the well-regarded first movie.

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How A Rambo Prequel Could Make The Other Rambo Movies Better

John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) in First Blood.

Having a better understanding of how John Rambo transformed from “outgoing guy” to a literal killing machine would add much-needed context and depth to all the Rambo movies. Sylvester Stallone’s prequel idea would benefit First Blood the most, however, because it would finally do justice to a character who originally served as a trailblazer for onscreen depictions of PTSD and war trauma. First Blood stands out from the rest of the Rambo franchise, but it’s also a stark contrast from the typical action flick of the eighties.

While stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Wesley Snipes were gleefully dropping a plethora of puns and bodies during the eighties, the first Rambo movie was an enigma that would have been even more distinct if First Blood’s original ending had been kept in. The gut-wrenching police station monologue in First Blood’s third act was not just one of Sylvester Stallone’s finest acting performances, but it brutally subverted the idea that a male musclebound action protagonist couldn’t – or wouldn’t – care or feel about anything. First Blood rejected that notion with John Rambo’s breakdown, and Sylvester Stallone’s prequel idea would further reveal how and why Rambo got to that point.

Rambo 6 Shouldn’t Happen – Last Blood Made It Clear That Story Is Done

John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) in Rambo: Last Blood.

It’s also true Rambo: Last Blood was very clear about John Rambo’s story being complete. Not only did the movie’s final scene heavily imply that Rambo might bleed to death on his rocking chair, but the end credits featured a poignant montage of all the previous Rambo movies. Even if Rambo killed all those people and survived, there isn’t really anywhere else for his story to go except into the past. Sylvester Stallone did mention in his interview that “a modern-day story where I pass the torch” might also be in the works. It’s too soon to make a definitive verdict on that idea, but Rambo: Last Blood was a decent ending for a played-out franchise. The best idea left is a Rambo prequel.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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