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New epic Rambo movie trailer: ‘Death is coming’

Sylvester Stallone backstage at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
May 30, 2019

Lionsgate shared a teaser trailer on Thursday for the upcoming “Rambo: Last Blood” movie starring Sylvester Stallone, set for release on Sept. 20, 2019.

The clip features a retired John Rambo seemingly peaceful on his rocking chair overlooking his quiet ranch before he is ambushed by agents, prompting him to hunt down a Mexican cartel accused of kidnapping girls, and he has a message for them: “I want them to know … death is coming.”

Take a look at the trailer below:

The film is the fifth and final in the series, its title mirroring the first movie’s title, “Rambo: First Blood” which was released in 1982. It comes 11 years after the release of the fourth film.

“Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series,” Lionsgate said along with the trailer.

“All these years, I’ve kept my secrets, but the time has come to face my past… I want revenge,” Stallone’s character says in the trailer.

“Bad things happen,” Stallone said of the film’s plot last week in Cannes, as reported by Deadline. “There’s going to be some serious vengeance in this movie. A lot of people getting hurt.”

“Rambo deals with the dark side of nature that most people live with. Rocky is different, he’s more the optimist,” Stallone said of his character Rocky Balboa, whose series has also concluded. “There’s optimism and pessimism in these two characters.”

“In every film, Rambo never goes home, he goes out to the jungle or Afghanistan. In the new one, he does come home, but in a way he never arrives. He’s there, but he’s not. That’s what the whole story is built around. As soon as he walks outside his door, he has no more control. The world controls you,” Stallone said

Rambo took refuge in a quiet ranch as a means of dealing with survivor’s guilt and post-traumatic stress disorder after losing his friends in Vietnam, Stallone explained. “He has a beautiful ranch, but he lives underground. This is how he deals with his dilemma,” Stallone added.

The previous film, simply titled Rambo, ended with John Rambo’s retiring to the ranch. The film was released in 2008 – two decades after the 1988 Rambo III which followed the 1985 Rambo II.