Is Rambo 5 Turning Sylvester Stallone Into A Cowboy?

When you think of John Rambo, Sylvester Stallone’s iconic and badass Vietnam War vet, what image comes to mind? Chances are it’s a longhaired Rambo, shirtless and diced to the socks, rocking a bandana and wielding a bow and arrow, a big knife or an even bigger gun. An image that you probably don’t think of when you think of Rambo is that of a cowboy, and yet that is exactly what Sylvester Stallone’ looks like as Rambo 5 is set to begin filming. Take a look below to see John Rambo as you’ve never seen him before.

If you didn’t know that Sylvester Stallone was filming Rambo 5, you’d have to think that this was a look from an entirely different movie, like a neo-Western in the vein of No Country for Old Men or Hell or High Water. Yet this image from Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram apparently shows the actor as he may look when he reprises his role as John Rambo in Rambo 5. Apparently gone is the long hair, the tank top and the bandana, and in their place is a cowboy, complete with riding chaps and the requisite cowboy hat. Simply put, this does not look like Rambo.

This outfit isn’t just for show either. It looks like Sylvester Stallone will actually be doing some horseback riding as Rambo for the new film. Check out Sylvester Stallone’s post from the set of the film below:

While these images may not be an official confirmation of Rambo turning into a cowboy, Sylvester Stallone is really teasing the fans with the concept. And if you remember the ending to the last film in the series, 2008’s Rambo, this new look actually tracks. That film ended with John Rambo, at long last, returning to the United States and making his way to Arizona to visit his father. In that ending scene we see that the Rambo homestead is a ranch with horses on it. So if the new film follows that narrative, it makes sense that with no more wars to fight, Rambo probably settled down in that rural home and helped man the ranch. Like Sylvester Stallone himself, Rambo has gotten older and the character’s look has changed with age and with his occupation. He’s no longer a guerrilla war fighter; he’s just an older guy living a simple life. Or trying his best.

Wars always find Rambo, and there are always people in need of saving. Rambo 5 will find the vet taking on a Mexican cartel. So he will probably be minding his own business on the Arizona ranch when violence spills over the border, and he finds himself once again having to take matters into his own hands. We’ve seen Rambo fight all over the world, so this new look and new setting should give this film a different look and feel. The character and the franchise has the opportunity to evolve, and if Rambo 5 has the gritty modern Western shown in these images, it will be breaking new ground.

Rambo 5 is scheduled for release next fall. To see all of the biggest movies coming to theaters next year (there are a lot of them), check out our 2019 release schedule.

Where Gotham’s Season 5 Timeline Will Pick Up

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about crossing that 87-day time gap is fans will assumedly be seeing a vastly different Gotham City in the upcoming premiere, since it will have been stuck in a state of near-lawlessness a fourth of a year. That might not seem like a long time in and of itself, but just imagine if your own neighborhood had heavies like Mr. Freeze, Penguin, Jeremiah and more running everything, and that they had been wreaking havoc since June. Not a lot of silver linings to be found for innocent people, assuming there are any left.

Why Lethal Weapon Wrote Off Bowman

Now, to be honest, I haven’t personally seen a ton of similarities between Wesley Cole and Zack Bowman so far. Bowman’s most notable characteristic was bringing soup to crime scenes, which was a fun quirk, to be sure. He’s also upbeat, but Cole has only been in one episode so far and he’s already far more fleshed out than Bowman ever was. In the coming weeks, maybe it will be clearer why Bowman is out and the new character is in.

Damon Wayans Says He Is Quitting Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon went through a big change between the end of Season 2 and beginning of Season 3 thanks to the departure of Clayne Crawford as Riggs. Crawford was ousted after allegations of misconduct on set, and footage released of co-star Damon Wayans clashing with Crawford on set. While the legendary Riggs/Murtaugh partnership wasn’t going to be part of the series in the third seasons, all signs pointed toward a fun fresh dynamic between Murtaugh and new partner Cole. Now, that doesn’t look to be the case, as Damon Wayans says he’s quitting the show. Here’s how Wayans dropped the bombshell:

Damon Wayans didn’t mince words when he shared his plans with EUR, and it seems quite clear that he wants to leave Lethal Weapon because the demands of working as co-lead of an action series at his age and with his health issues are more than he wants to handle. His comments nevertheless will come as a shock to fans who have only had two episodes to get used to a Lethal Weapon without Riggs; what could Lethal Weapon look like without Riggs and Murtaugh?

The actor went on to confirm that he’s “done” with the show and even cited Murtaugh’s legendary line: “I’m too old for this.” Damon Wayans is looking to spend more time with his family in real life rather than his TV family. Still, we have to wonder if there was more to Wayans’ frustration on Lethal Weapon Season 2 than just his issues with Clayne Crawford’s behavior.

As much as it’s difficult to imagine any incarnation of Lethal Weapon without at least Murtaugh or Riggs, Damon Wayans’ comments don’t indicate that he necessarily expects the show to end with his departure. His reference to “the initial 13” may mean that he expects the door to be open for Season 3 to potentially receive an order for more episodes or perhaps for the show to score a renewal for Season 4. He also mentioned in the interview that he was “giving them enough time to find a replacement.” The end of his time on Lethal Weapon may not mean the end of Lethal Weapon altogether.

It’s worth noting that Lethal Weapon just announced the casting of a very Riggs-esque character as a partner for Bailey, and this new character is set to debut in the sixth episode of the third season. Is Lethal Weapon attempting to recreate the Murtaugh/Riggs dynamic with Bailey/The Gute and continue beyond Damon Wayans’ departure? If Bailey and her new partner do become the focus of Lethal Weapon, that would leave newcomer Cole as the odd man out. We’ll have to wait and see. This isn’t the only casting change happening in Season 3, so it feels like anything can happen. Well, except for a return from Riggs.

We’ll have to wait and see. Murtaugh will still be around for at least 11 more episodes, and you can find him on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

The One Mean Girls Note Lorne Michaels Gave Tina Fey

If people seem especially mean lately, it’s because it’s a national holiday for some movie fans. October 3rd has been dubbed Mean Girls Day, as it’s the date that Aaron Samuels asked Lindsay Lohan’s Cady for during Tina Fey’s iconic comedy. In the decade and change since Mean Girls was released, the film has stayed at the forefront of pop culture, with the movie becoming an instant classic. Every line of dialogue, scene, and costume has become iconic, and it turns out that Saturday Night Live head honcho Lorne Michaels had a hand in that. Tina Fey explained this, revealing Michaels helped give Mean Girls its signature style by encouraging its characters to look cool.

Birds Of Prey Has Found Its Renee Montoya

No specific plot details for Birds of Prey have been revealed yet, but reportedly the leading heroines will be clashing with Roman Sionis, a.k.a. Black Mask, one of the most powerful crime bosses in Gotham City. Even if she doesn’t get her superhero on during the movie, Renee Montoya is one of Gotham’s best detectives and knows how to handle herself in a fight, so she’ll be a great ally to the more colorfully-dressed protagonists. With Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya covered, that leaves Cassandra Cain as the final leading lady left to be cast in Birds of Prey. In this movie, however, she will reportedly be a young girl rather than a teenager/young adult as she’s usually depicted.

Kaley Cuoco To Play Harley Quinn For DC Universe Series, Watch The First Footage

Although Poison Ivy thinks DC fans are going to hate the show because “they hate everything,” Harley touts the show’s comedy, action, and “incredibly gratuitous violence.” In what may be the most hilarious moment of the footage, Harley then looks straight into the “camera” and remarks that “unlike that Deadpool cartoon” her show is actually going to come out. Ivy is unconvinced, believing that they were supposed to make a gritty, bleak, and depressing project, also while looking into the camera and not at all subtly referencing the state of the DCEU, leading Harley to say that’s an excellent way to make TV and movies. Still, Harley promises that everybody on Harley Quinn will have fun or else she’ll bash their heads in, prompting Batman to drop in and remind the two villainesses that there’s no fun in Arkham.

First Look At Gotham’s Jeremiah In Season 5

Gotham didn’t return in its usual fall premiere spot, and fans still have months until the fifth and final season hits the airwaves next year. The good news is that we’re getting some looks at what’s in store when the new episodes finally do debut in 2019, and a brand new picture of Jeremiah is as delightfully creepy as we could have wanted after his bonkers breakdown in Season 4. Take a look!

Now, despite the fact that fans have believed that they were getting the Joker time and time again before having their theories debunked, Cameron Monaghan’s photo (as posted on Instagram) and caption of “Ha” seems positively Joker-esque. Besides, the most frequent assurances over the years were that Jerome was not the Joker, and Jeremiah delivers a whole different brand of crazy. Of course, Gotham is unlikely to spoil a huge twist about the Joker — whether he is Jeremiah or not — months before any new episodes debut, so we can only speculate at this time. What is absolutely safe to say at this point is that Jeremiah will be no less unsettling in Season 5.

Given all the villains who will appear in Season 5, Jeremiah may need to be more unsettling than ever if he wants to stand out! Man-Bat turned up at the end of the Season 4 finale to freak everybody out, and the show will deliver Bane as well as (probably) Bane’s dad. Throw in Magpie, possibly Mutant Leader, and undoubtedly more, and the folks of Gotham who stayed in No Man’s Land at the end of Season 4 are not in for an easy time, even by Gotham standards. Not wonder Bruce is going to need some expansions to the Batcave!

It should be interesting to see how far Gotham goes in turning all of these legendary Batman villains into versions of themselves that will give Bruce Wayne so much trouble once he grows up and dons the cape and the cowl. Star Ben McKenzie once stated that the last frame of the last scene of Gotham‘s series finale would be Bruce putting on the cape; if that’s still the case, a whole lot is going to need to happen in Season 5. What better way for Bruce to take his biggest steps toward becoming Batman than by pitting him against the worst (and yet most entertaining) version of a Valeska yet?

It was recently revealed that the premiere will jump forward around three months from the end of the Season 4 finale, so we won’t see Bruce, Jim, and the rest immediately in the aftermath of the No Man’s Land devastation. No premiere date for Gotham Season 5 has been revealed just yet, but there are plenty of exciting options to watch now and in the not-too-distant future this fall. More superheroes will be available by the end of the month on The CW thanks to the Arrow-verse.

Anna Faris Deletes Photo After Backlash About Her Weight

Anna Faris isn’t dealing with body shamers. When the actress posted a pantless picture of herself, the Instagram photo became the source of speculation from nosy social media users, who criticized the comedic actress of being “too thin.” In response to their negative comments, Faris deleted the picture altogether, and it’s clear that she doesn’t want to deal with anyone made inappropriate comments about her physical appearance. If you wish to see the photo was that deleted from Anna Faris’s social media after it drew up a stream of unpleasant comments, you can check it out below.

The Instagram picture was sent on Tuesday, as it was reported by E! News. It was a “pre-show” photo, according to the caption since deleted. It’s believed to be back stage for The Talk, which she recently appeared in. The scrutinized online photo was taken by Michael Sherman, the podcast assistant for Unqualified, Anna Faris‘s popular advice podcast. It found the actress in a nervous state, hunched over a trash can with no pants on. As she admits, she did eventually put some pants on once the photo was sent online, but it didn’t stay up on Instagram for long. This is the caption that Anna Faris wrote to accompany the photo, trying to explain what is happening in the frantic photo before the photo was taken down.

The comical photo was reportedly only online for 15 minutes before the actress took it down after comments were directed her way claiming that she looked “so unhealthy” and that she needed to “eat.” Whatever reason inspired these Instagram users to write these criticisms on the photo, its only made the situation more viral. Many take umbrage with the hurtful comments, and the negativity directed towards Anna Faris before she was set to appear on the daytime talk show. Suffice to say, it wasn’t long before Faris took the photo down, knowing that these rude retorts would only get worse before they would get any better. She hasn’t posted again on the social media website, though it’s unclear if that’s because of this photo controversy or not.

Hopefully, if Anna Faris decides to post on Instagram again anytime soon, her experience on the site is a lot better than it was when she posted this particular photo. Such comments are hard to deal with, and it’s clear that Anna Faris didn’t want to deal with them any longer. As for what inspired these commenters to butt in and offer their own two cents about Faris’ figure is a mystery that’s left unclear. But this is the Internet, after all. A lot of people don’t need a reason to do anything. Meanwhile, as an actress, Anna Faris can currently be seen on the newest season of Mom, airing on CBS.