John Rambo, the iconic action character played by Sylvester Stallone, could be the next to return to the big screen. Stallone has stated on the talk show, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that he would like to see a new actor for the role, and his choice is none other than Ryan Gosling.
The connection between Gosling and Rambo is not new. The “Drive” and “Blade Runner 2049” actor has confessed to being a big fan of the saga since his childhood, even imitating the character at school. This admiration for Rambo led him to be considered by Stallone as his ideal successor.
Stallone not only sees in Gosling the talent and physical ability to play Rambo, but also the passion for the character. In a recent interview, Stallone mentioned that Gosling told him: “I was fascinated by Rambo, and I used to go to school dressed like him.” This confession sealed Stallone’s decision that Gosling would be the perfect candidate to take the reins.
Interestingly, the connection between Gosling and Stallone goes beyond Rambo. In the movie “Barbie,” Gosling plays Ken, a character whose mink coat is inspired by Stallone’s style. This coincidence seems like a wink of fate that unites both actors.
Although there are no concrete plans for a new Rambo movie, the idea of a reboot with Ryan Gosling as the protagonist has generated great expectations. Gosling has the age, the physique and the passion for the character to give a new look to this action hero.
However, not everyone is convinced. Some argue that Gosling is too “handsome” to play a character as tough as Rambo. Despite these criticisms, the possibility of seeing Gosling in the role of Rambo is intriguing and would certainly spark debate.