Sylvester Stallone Announces Latest 'Rambo' Film Title

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The action star is set to direct the fifth film in the franchise

Sylvester Stallone is ready to put the headband back on. 

The Rambo star tweeted Dec. 28 that the title of the forthcoming fifth film in the franchise will be Rambo: Last Blood. The title refers to 1982's First Blood, which launched the character.

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"Doing Scarpa based on Gangster Greg Scarpa after LAST BLOOD RAMBO..." Stallone wrote about his upcoming projects. 

Stallone, who wrote the script for the new Rambo film and is set to direct, will first film a role in director Ryan Coogler's upcoming Rocky spinoff Creed, which stars Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment) as Apollo Creed's grandson Adonis.

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The last film featuring Rambo was 2008's concisely titled Rambo, which grossed $113 million worldwide. Stallone was most recently seen in 2014's underperforming actioner Expendables 3.

His tweet can be read below.

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