Rambo Ditches Tank Top For Flannel And Cowboy Hat, But Why?

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When you hear the name John Rambo, you think of Sylvester Stallone wearing that iconic black tank top with his huge muscles, which almost steal focus from his long, curly hair.


Stallone’s Vietnam War veteran character first was introduced on the big screen in 1982’s First Blood, followed by 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II. The third installment of the series, Rambo III, was released in 1988, before taking a 20-year break. Rambo was in theaters in 2008, and just one year later a fifth movie was announced. That movie was put on hold in 2012, and in 2016 the actor, also famous for the Rocky and The Expendables movie franchises, revealed Rambo V was no longer in production.

In May 2018, Rambo V: The Last Blood was re-announced, and principal photography began in October 2018. The fifth film in the franchise is slated for a September 2019 theatrical release. Based on photos posted to Stallone’s Instagram, Rambo has changed significantly, with his wardrobe being the biggest visible difference – besides his hair of course.

IMDb describes the film’s plot by saying, “Rambo goes up against a Mexican cartel in what’s reported to be his last adventure.”

It seems that in the new Rambo movie, the character is taking a more “country” approach, being photographed on set in a cowboy hat, flannel, and even riding a horse in one scene.


Make sure to swipe through the photos below to see all the photos Stallone posted.


By now, filming should be over for Rambo V, but it seems Stallone doesn’t want to stop wearing that cowboy hat. He attended the PBR event in Los Angeles on Feb. 23 and looked like he really enjoyed himself. He posted a photo of himself in a jean jacket and cowboy hat as well as a video of him getting up close and personal to a bull that is named after an iconic line from a Rocky movie – Yo Adrian!

Stallone shared a video of himself petting Yo Adrian! before the first bull rider to ever ride him, Dakota Buttar, jumped on. Swipe the post below to see it, and he even says a loud, “Yo Adrian!” over the microphone.


Check out Rambo’s – we mean…Stallone’s interview with a CBS reporter and his reaction to the epic bull ride below.

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