While Rocky Balboa and John Rambo are his two most famous, Sylvester Stallone’s on screen characters go well beyond those – Judge Dredd, John Spartan, Gabe Walker, Ray Tango, Ray Breslin, Ray Quick, Robert Rath, Kit Latura, Freddy Heflin and more.
One of the early ones however, Marion Cobretti of the iconic 1980s action film “Cobra,” may be making a comeback. Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival this week, the actor tells Deadline he’s exploring the idea of a streaming series based on the 1986 property. He tells the outlet:
“That [conceit] was what if Bruce Springsteen had a gun?. That was rock n’ roll meets drama. That should have been another franchise because that character was so cool. And I blew it. My personal life got in the way. But we’re trying to bring it back as a streaming TV series. Bring out the Zombie Squad. I’m long gone, but the idea is really good.”
George P. Cosmatos (“Tombstone”) helmed the film, an adaptation of Paula Gosling’s “Fair Game” by Paula Gosling. The story followed LAPD Lieutenant Marion ‘Cobra’ Cobretti, a member of an elite division as he works to bring down the ultraviolent supremacist group The New World.
The original was not well received by critics, but it did gross over $160 million worldwide at the box office and had the potential for a franchise that never happened.
Stallone is currently working in post-production on “Rambo V: Last Blood” which hits cinemas on September 20th.