Sylvester Stallone refuses to reprise Rambo role

Sylvester Stallone as Rambo.
Sylvester Stallone as Rambo.

Sylvester Stallone has opted not to reprise his John Rambo character for a planned TV Rambo revamp.

A spokesman for the veteran action man has confirmed Stallone won't be on screen for the planned Entertainment One project, but there's still a chance he'll have a creative role behind the scenes.

"While a television series based on the Rambo property is in development with Entertainment One and Nu Image, contrary to reports, Sylvester Stallone will certainly not reprise his role as the iconic John Rambo for the small screen... He himself will not portray the character in the series," his representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

But movie mogul Avi Lerner, who produced 2008's Rambo sequel, is involved in the TV series and still hopes his old pal will be part of the process.

He says, "I'm excited by the prospect of collaborating again with my good friend Sly for an encore in this next phase of the Rambo legacy."


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