Daily Mail

Los Angeles

Sylvester Stallone is set to take on ISIS with the next Rambo movie, the Hollywood legend has revealed.

The fifth installment about troubled Vietnam War veteran John Rambo will see him fight ‘global terrorism’ in the Middle East. According to Stallone, who is writing the script as well as repeating his role as Rambo, his production team is already scouting for locations in ‘ISIS strongholds’ in Syria and Iraq. The 68-year-old actor made the revelations during an unannounced appearance at San Diego Comic-Con last week to promote the next Rocky movie. During a Q&A session about Creed, the upcoming film which sees Stallone repeat the role of Rocky Balboa for a seventh time, a fan interrupted with a question about Rambo V. ‘We are working on it right now actually,’ Stallone said, according to the Washington Times.

‘We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds. We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever.’ 

Although several members of the audience tried to ask follow-up questions, the actor refused to divulge any further information about the film, which has the working title ‘Rambo: Last Blood’. A statement released in June last year appear to confirm that the ISIS line is not something Stallone made up on the spot at Comic Con.

‘With Rambo V, Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role as John Rambo. This time he returns to the Middle East to battle the greatest threat facing the world today, global terrorism,’ the statement by German movie company Splendor Films read. This is not the first time the former US Army Special Forces soldier flies in to fight in the Middle East. The third installment, released in 1988, sees John Rambo travel on a solo-mission to Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War, to rescue his old Vietnam commanding officer. Up until 2001, the film ended with the quote; ‘This film is dedicated to the brave Mujahideen fighters of Afghanistan’. After the September 11 attacks and the subsequent war in Afghanistan which saw many fighters ally themselves with al-Qaeda, the dedication was changed to ‘the gallant people of Afghanistan’.  Stallone is currently promoting Creed, the seventh Rocky Balboa movie, which will focus on Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky’s one-time nemesis, Apollo. The young fighter (played by Michael B. Jordan) wants to follow in his late father’s footsteps and enlists Rocky to help him train.