Sly Stallone just said he wants a Rambo prequel to happen. A Rambo prequel that would be set before the first Rambo film, “Rambo: First Blood” (released in theaters, 1982). Sly just said he visioned in his head that Rambo was a perfect and normal kid in high school. John Rambo was very popular in high school, a great athlete and all that stuff. The film would depict how the Vietnam war completely changed him and turned him into a mean killing machine.
Kind of an intriguing idea, really and I’m all for it. The prequel Rambo film could lead up to “Rambo: First Blood”. In “Rambo: First Blood” the film opens with John Rambo walking down the road toward a home to visit a friend he had during the Vietnam War and it turns out his friend Delmar died of cancer but after that Rambo continues to travel to Hope, Washington where all hell breaks loose against the town’s law enforcement.
The “Rambo: First Blood” movie left a lot of unanswered questions and the prequel could easily explain everything like for example, as I explained above the prequel would explain how Rambo turned into a killing machine, how Rambo got PTSD from the war, it would depict how Rambo first met Col. Trautman and it would show how Rambo first met his friend Delmar in the Vietnam War which he tried to reunite with in “First Blood”. The prequel film could also show how he first got that huge knife and show how he got trained into becoming the killing machine that he is now. We could actually see Rambo first joining the army and see him in action in the Vietnam war which would be cool. You get what I’m saying? The prequel could lead up to the Vietnam War which would be seen toward the end of the film probably.
Most of the film would depict a young Rambo in his high school years which is interesting. Did Rambo had a high school girlfriend and a sweetheart/love interest? Probably, we would see all that too.
If a Rambo prequel were to happen, though… they would need to find a young actor to play John Rambo… they would need to find a young actor who looks similar to Sly and it might be kind of tricky. They would also need a younger actor to play a younger Col. Trautman as well ’cause Col. Trautman would obviously be a big part of the prequel for sure. They would also need a black actor to play Rambo’s friend Delmar in the film too ’cause as you saw in the opening scene of “Rambo: First Blood”, Delmar was with a black family.
I hope a prequel happens and it’s a good idea. Sly would not star in it but I think he should write and direct it himself, though. It could probably end up happening if Rambo “Last Blood” is a big hit which comes out Friday and I’m hoping to see it this Friday and probably will.