Sylvester Stallone Is an Aging Superhero in First Look at Samaritan

Javon "Wanna" Walton (left) as Sam Cleary and Sylvester Stallone (right) as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN, directed by Julius Avery, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This morning, Prime Video and MGM have revealed the first images and poster for Samaritan, a new Sylvester Stallone action flick with a superhero twist.

Sly is getting (back) into the superhero genre with his latest film, which is heading to Prime Video next month, though not any specific adaptation. Instead, he’ll play an original hero who’s “retired” and presumed dead in a city where crime is taking over once more.

Check out the first poster and images:

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty 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 neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

Samaritan launches on Prime Video August 26, 2022.

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