Stallone wants to make Rambo 5?

Sylvester Stallone has confirmed he would like to make another Rambo movie - if his body "holds up".

The Hollywood muscle man played the iconic war vet in three movies in the 80s and reprised the role in a fourth film in 2008, but was then thought to have abandoned plans to take the character to the big screen for a fifth outing.

But Sly has now said it would be "really good" to end the action series with a fifth flick, reports AFP.

The 66-year-old said: "The Rambo thing, that's why I don't retire.

"I just see a guy unable to go home. He needs war and I see him dying there."

He continued: "If my damn body holds up, it'll be really good. Otherwise it won't be Rambo fighting, it'll be Rambo fighting arthritis."

Sly seems to have had a change of heart since 2010, when he told Empire he was "about 99 per cent sure" that the character's battles were over.

"I think Rambo's pretty well done - I don't think there'll be any more," he said.