The action star is a retired superhero in the new trailer for Prime Video’s action movie, Samaritan.
With his career now well into its fifth decade, actor Sylvester Stallone has probably done it all. From sports dramas, action heroes, comedic cops, and even a gangster trying to go straight, his movie portfolio is packed. But until now, he hasn’t played a superhero (we’ll discount Judge Dredd and King Shark). That is all about to change with his latest movie ‘Samaritan.’ In the film, Stallone plays Joe Smith, a garbageman in Granite City. But after saving a young boy from bullies, the kid believes he is really Samaritan, a superhero long thought dead. The film is due to hit Prime Video on August 26th. It is rated PG-13, which is a surprise as footage seen at CinemaCon suggested the film would be in R-rated territory. The new trailer for the film has been released. Let’s see if Stallone can pull off being a superhero:
A young boy comes to the realization that a famed superhero, who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty-five years ago, may in fact still be around.
ABOUT THE FILM
The film was supposed to be released by MGM/ United Artists theatrically before Amazon bought out MGM and its entire library of current and upcoming content. After several delays caused by COVID, the film eventually finished filming but was pushed back from its original 2020/2021 release slots. Prime Video made the choice to debut the film on its streaming service instead, forgoing a theatrical release. It is a co-production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Balboa Productions. And it will be released by United Artists Releasing and Amazon Studios via streaming on Prime Video.
‘Samaritan’ will come to our aid when it becomes available on Prime Video on August 26th.
What did you make of the trailer? Does it look good to you? Do you think Sylvester Stallone will make a good superhero? Sound off in the comments section below!
Source: Prime Video
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