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Sylvester Stallone Would ‘Say Yes’ to This Actor Becoming the Next Rambo

Sylvester Stallone Would ‘Say Yes’ to This Actor Becoming the Next Rambo

Rambo fans know that Sylvester Stallone has played the iconic character on the big screen for decades, leaving fans wanting more. Rambo brings his brand of justice. Well, Stallone is weighing his options as far as staying in the role. If he wasn’t going to keep on playing Rambo, then who might take Stallone’s place?

Stallone already has given actor Ryan Gosling his blessing. Gosling gained a lot of attention for his role in Barbie: The Movie. But Stallone had dinner with Gosling. The Rocky star shared some of that conversation while visiting Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s The Tonight Show last Friday.

“He goes, ‘I was fascinated by Rambo and I used to go to school dressed as Rambo, and people would chase me away and I still didn’t stop,’” Stallone said, adding that Gosling “just kept saying that he had a lot of affiliation with Rambo.

Sylvester Stallone Approves of Ryan Gosling

“And I thought, you know, this is interesting,” Stallone said, the Huffington Post reports. “If I ever pass the baton, I’ll pass it on to him because he loves the character.”

Fallon went on to ask if Gosling would be the next Rambo. “I would say yes but I don’t know if anyone would say, ‘Hey, he’s too good-looking to be Rambo,’” Stallone said.

Gosling, up for an Academy Award for his role as Ken in Barbie, told Variety about the character’s mink coat look in the film. He said it comes from the love that he and director Greta Gerwig have for ’80s-era Stallone.

“We found out that Stallone wore a lot of minks,” he said. “As long as Ken was wearing it, he was the Ken with the mink — and that separated him from the other Kens.”

If Gosling happened to step into this iconic role, then he would be compared to Stallone. That’s just a natural thing to have happen. As we’ve learned here, though, Stallone would be OK with Gosling playing the role.

When John Rambo first hit the social scene, some people had trouble with the character’s style. There were plenty of people who found it OK to act like Rambo in their real life. But they probably ended up in trouble because Rambo can be a violent man.

Moviegoers Compelled By Stallone’s Ethica

Moviegoers loved seeing Rambo: First Blood when it came out in 1982. Stallone played Rambo, a troubled Vietnam veteran who must learn to survive against a manhunt near Hope, Washington. Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy also starred in this movie as well.

Speaking of the box office, how did this movie do? Let’s look at the budget first. Rambo: First Blood was filmed on a $15 million budget. It grossed $125.2 million at the box office. Doing some fast math, that’s over $100 million at the box office.

This led to other Rambo movies as the franchise just kept growing and growing. They were Rambo: First Blood II, Rambo III, Rambo, and Rambo: Last Blood. Stallone was in the final movie, as of now, in 2019. The idea for another movie in the franchise will have to originate from Stallone himself.

While visiting Fallon’s show, Stallone spent a few minutes talking about his Rocky partner Carl Weathers. Weathers died on Feb. 1 at 64 years old. In talking about Weathers, best known for his character of Apollo Creed, Stallone remembered when the actors worked on the Rocky fight scene.

Stallone brought a film clip of him and Weathers choreographing at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. At one point, while trading punches, Weathers just plopped down on the canvas. Stallone playfully joined Weathers in falling and taking a short break.