Sylvester Stallone will not be going against the extremist ISIS group in the fifth installment of hit franchise Rambo: Last Blood.
Rumors have speculated that John Rambo will fight the radical Islamic State that has occupied some parts of Syria and Iraq in order to establish a caliphate they believe in.
“We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds. We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever,” Stallone reportedly said in the San Diego Comic Con which a representative has debunked as the actor did not even attend the event.
“Sylvester Stallone did not attend Comic-Con 2015, and consequently there was no official remark from him regarding Rambo made there at the event. This is not an accurate report,” the representative said.
A report by iDigital Times suggested that the rumors may have been brought on by the film’s history of exploring true life events alongside conspiracy theories around the world, such as the storyline of the most recent movie released in 2008.
In the fourth installment, Rambo fought off a general in Burmese junta and the actor was quoted saying, “This is full scale genocide. I want the violence in there because it is reality. It would be a whitewashing not to show what’s over there.”
This was not the first time that the franchise was surrounded by rumors. For the 2008 movie, some reports claimed that Stallone will be pitted against Bin Laden.
No announcement has been made yet regarding other details of the film but fans are still hoping that Rambo 5 is under development as Stallone tweeted back in December that, “Doing Scarpa based on Gangster Greg Scarpa after LAST BLOOD RAMBO…”