The official trailer for Samaritan starring Sylvester Stallone has been revealed – and it looks like another surprisingly fun superhero offering from Amazon Studios.
Released on Wednesday, July 27, the first teaser for the Prime Video movie poses a simple question: what if Rocky Balboa, aka the legendary boxer Stallone portrayed for nearly 50 years, possessed superpowers?
Intrigued? You should be. The upcoming superhero movie looks like Rocky, Logan, Unbreakable and Superman blended into one potentially good movie. Prime Video subscribers will then want to add this movie to their watchlist ahead of its August 26 release.
Check out the official trailer for Samaritan below:
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Bragi F Schut, Marc Olivent and Renzo Podesta, Samaritan stars Stallone as Mr. Walton). One day, when Sam is attacked on his way to school, Smith steps in to save the day – and, to the surprise of Sam and his bullies, displays abilities of a superhuman nature.
Putting two and two together, Sam realizes that his savior is none other than Samaritan, a superhero believed to have died in a titanic, fiery battle with his arch-rival Nemesis 25 years earlier. Smith has been in hiding ever since, and despite an increase in criminal activity in the three decades since he faked his own death, Smith refuses to adopt his superhero mantle once more. It’s up to Sam, then, to convince Samaritan to come out of retirement and rescue a town on the brink of chaos.
Based on its trailer, Samaritan appears to be a far cry from other Prime Video superhero offerings. The Boys and Invincible, two of Prime Video’s best shows, are jewels in Amazon’s streaming crown, albeit with a tough R-rating.
On the other hand, Samaritan appears to be along the lines of a PG-13 movie (which is a rating of 12 in the UK), which would put it in line with similarly rated superhero movies, including every Marvel movie to date. and most Batman movies. Samaritan’s real-world aesthetic is sure to draw comparisons to other non-Marvel or DC movies like Unbreakable and Chronicle, while its locations and sets have the smaller-scale budget look and feel of those seen in Rocky’s early films. . Given its “recluse superhero meets starry-eyed young man” story, Samaritan looks like it’s going to take cues from another superhero movie in 2017’s Logan, though it sure ignores the mature content showcased in that X-Men movie. .
Samaritan’s supporting cast includes former Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek, Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Martin Starr, In The Heights’ Dascha Polanco and Riverdale’s Sophia Tatum. The screenplay for the film adaptation was written by Samaritan co-creator Schut, with Julius Avery (Overlord, Son of a Gun) directing. Stallone and Braden Aftergood (Nobody, Hell or High Water) are among the producers of Samaritan.
Having been delayed several times by the pandemic, Samaritan will be released on Prime Video worldwide on Friday, August 26th.