In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter, the Rocky actor revealed that he was offered a staggering amount of money to reprise the role of John Rambo in another instalment of the action franchise while he was still working on 1988's Rambo III. He recalled: "We were doing Rambo III. We thought it was going to be the biggest hit - this was before it came out. And I was paid a fortune for it.". "Then they go, 'We want Rambo IV. Here it is: Pay or play, 34.' I go, 'Let's not jump the gun here...'"