Sylvester Stallone set to retire Rambo in final film

Sylvester Stallone says Rambo will hang up his headband for the last time

Sylvester Stallone has said that the next film in the popular 'Rambo' franchise will be the last, and that it will see Vietnam vet John Rambo go out with a bang.

“He realises what his destiny really is. It’s not to be a farmer, it’s not to be obscure; it’s to go out in a blaze of glory in a heroic fashion”, he told The Express.

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Sly, who will next be seen in 'The Expendables 2', has starred as the character four times, with the most recent outing coming out in 2008. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first film being released.

'Rambo: First Blood' was based on a popular novel, although Stallone was not the first choice for the character. The likes of Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino and even John Travolta were reportedly considered for the role.

65-year-old Stallone has enjoyed recent success with 'The Expendables', which features a group of ageing action stars as well as a few younger screen heroes. It was a big hit and the sequel is set to be even more explosive.