There’s little doubt that after the recent success of Rambo and Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone’s career is getting its second wind. The man is back in demand again, if only for the purposes of recapitalizing on all of his previous hits from the last few decades. A couple of weeks ago we heard that Stallone had signed on to direct and star in two more action movies with the same team that worked on Rambo. Whether or not either of those movies could end up being new Rambo films seems unlikely, however, there is a new report this week stating that he is in talks with Sony to star in a sequel to his 1993 film Cliffhanger.
Cliffhanger?! Really? Well, as crazy as it sounds, this was actually Stallone’s highest-grossing movie outside of the Rocky and Rambo films. (It made $85 million domestically and $255 million worldwide.) It’s possible that studios are just working their way back through his filmography and looking for the biggest dollar signs, but I don’t know if Cliffhanger is really a franchise that could support a sequel. Does anyone even remember what his character’s name was in that flick? The rumoured title for this so-called Cliffhanger sequel is also pretty weak. The Dam? Come on, that can’t be real. If anyone out there had any real business sense, they would notice that his next highest-grossing movie is more ripe for a sequel… a little flick called Tango & Cash baby! You can’t tell me that the prospects of Russell and Stallone together again wouldn’t sell tickets. I say we start an online petition and get the wheels in motion. After all, fanboys run Hollywood now, don’t they?