’25 years ago the world’s greatest superhero vanished’
Samaritan is a 2021 American dark action about a young boy who discovers that a mythic superhero who vanished years ago may still be around.
The Balboa Productions-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) production stars Sylvester Stallone, Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones; Run Sweetheart Run; Overlord), Martin Starr (Spider-Man: Far from Home; Spider-Man: Homecoming), Moises Arias, Dascha Polanco (The Irishman), Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton (The Umbrella Academy) and Joe Knezevich.
Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbour Mr Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis.
Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbour out of hiding to save the city from ruin…
“This is a big event movie – we see our heroes kicking ass,” director Julius Avery told Total Film “We’re going to see Sly do things he hasn’t done in a long time, and in a really inventive way. He’s 73 years old! I’m amazed by how much he actually does. I’m telling you, most guys in their twenties wouldn’t be able to do what Sly does in this movie.”
Samaritan will be available on streaming globally via Prime Video on August 26, 2022.