With Sly Stallone saying goodbye to his iconic war veteran character John Rambo in Rambo: Last Blood (marketed as the final installment), he’s seemingly still open to reprising other characters in his varied action film career.
While speaking with Fandango, Stallone revealed that Robert Rodriguez is going to be making a series reboot of his action movie Cobra.
“I’m talking with Robert Rodriguez right now about Cobra, which looks like that could happen,” Stallone revealed. Cobra, which hit theaters in 1986, is known for being one of Sly’s more hardcore roles. He’s played various cops over the years, but Cobra – with his rad shades, toothpick, one-liners, leather gloves and automatic firepower – was a bit of a beast. He played by his own rules, and the film (which never got a sequel) tracked tough-guy Marion Cobretti in his attempt to protect the only surviving witness of a blood-thirsty cult.
Stallone added that Cobra would be done “as a series,” alluding to the fact that Rodriguez wants to make it for the small screen. “It’s basically his baby now,” Stallone said, referring to Rodriguez.
Sly also mentions that he has even been talking with Kurt Russell about a follow-up to their underrated buddy cop movie Tango and Cash.
However, it sounds like Russell is going to need some convincing.
“I would do Tango & Cash in a second,” Stallone said. “I know, with Kurt [Russell], it’s not about a caper… it’s just us doing our thing.” That’s exactly how Sly says he pitched it to Russell, who’s still on the fence about the sequel. According to Stallone, it would appear the Tango & Cash conversation is very alive and well, with the two in the midst of discussing it – though it seems Russell needs some more convincing. “I don’t know, Sly…” Stallone said with a smirk, recalling what Russell said to him when approached. “… There we were in our prime and now we’re in our unprime, I dunno.” “So I said, Kurt, “I’m telling you, ya gotta go in on this.” So he said, “I’ll talk to you when I get back.”
Interesting enough, both actors had roles in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 but sadly never shared any screentime together.
He is a heartwarming red carpet video of the two of them together at the premiere of the film. Kurt leaving the door open to work together in the future.
I’m a big fan of the original film from 1989 and would love to see some sort of sequel, I have to imagine that Shane Black (The Nice Guys) could really knock a sequel out of the park. Hell, maybe writer/director James Gunn might be want to take a crack at it.
I would assume that Warner Bros. still holds the film’s rights, so ultimately they’d be the ones to convince alongside Russell.
Police officers Ray Tango (Sylvester Stallone) and Gabe Cash (Kurt Russell) are narcotics experts working to bring down drug lord Yves Perret (Jack Palance). In an attempt to stymie their efforts, Perret sets up Tango and Cash, making it look as if they’ve killed an FBI agent. Arrested and put in prison, the two cops formulate an escape plan and, once out, team up with Tango’s exotic dancer sister, Katherine (Teri Hatcher), in order to clear their records and takedown Perret once and for all.