Sylvester Stallone Plays a Long Lost Superhero in 'Samaritan' Trailer
"How strong are you?" "Not as strong as I once was… Things start to fall apart when you stop caring." Amazon has finally revealed the official trailer for Samaritan, a superhero action movie from Australian filmmaker Julius Avery (of Son of a Gun and Overlord previously). A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty five years ago may in fact still be around, now laying low. Sylvester Stallone stars as "Mr. Smith", now working as a garbage truck man, who is actually the long lost superhero known as "Samaritan". As his city begins to fall apart, he must make a comeback to put a stop to all the violence and chaos. Also starring Javon "Wanna" Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Martin Starr, Dascha Polanco, Moises Arias, and Sophia Tatum. This actually looks pretty damn good, I'm not sure why Amazon decided to send it straight to streaming instead of in theaters. Especially with Stallone as the main guy? I dig the gritty neo-noir vibe of this and the garbage truck action at the end looks badass.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Julius Avery's Samaritan, direct from YouTube:
Thirteen year old Sam Cleary (Javon "Wanna" Walton) suspects that his mysteriously reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually the legendary vigilante Samaritan, who was reported dead 20 years ago. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin. Samaritan is directed by Australian action filmmaker Julius Avery, director of the films Son of a Gun and Overlord previously, plus a few other short films. The screenplay is written by Bragi F. Schut. Produced by Braden Aftergood and Sylvester Stallone. Originally made by MGM in association with United Artists with plans to release it in theaters, the film was sold and is being sent to streaming for release instead. Amazon will now debut Julius Avery's Samaritan streaming directly on Prime Video starting August 26th, 2022 later this summer. Look any good? Who's into this?