Sylvester Stallone on Rambo 5 release, official title and first poster | Films | Entertainment

Over the weekend production on the long awaited fifth outing in the John Rambo action series was confirmed.

Stallone, now 71-years-old, last played the Vietnam War veteran in 2008’s Rambo – the first film in the franchise for 20 years.

Well now fans won’t have to wait as long as the actor has confirmed a release date for Rambo 5, with the film arriving around Fall 2019.

Stallone took to his personal Instagram to share the first teaser poster.

Apart from the release date, the poster also reveals the official title of Rambo 5 as Rambo V, perhaps channeling Stallone’s Rocky V.

Above the title is an image of Rambo on one knee, placing his hunting knife into the ground.

Stallone wrote: “…Something wicked is coming this way!”

According to Screen Daily, the synopsis is as follows: “[Rambo] finds him[self] living in a ranch in Arizona, deeply troubled and wrestling with PTSD as he picks up casual work wherever he can.

“When long-time family friend and estate manager Maria informs Rambo that her granddaughter has gone missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, he sets off with her to find the youngster.

“What ensues is a violent descent into hell as Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring.

“He teams up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped and must deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.”

Meanwhile Stallone has been working on sequels to his other major franchises.

Later this year he returns as Rocky Balboa in Creed II, the eighth film in his Rocky franchise.

The star was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards for his role in the film.

Incredibly he was previously nominated for playing the same character almost 40 years ago.

Rambo V is set for release in Autumn 2019.

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