Samaritan is a gritty superhero thriller that follows Sam Cleary (Javon Walton), a young child who believes a once-powerful superhero, Stanley Kominski aka The Samaritan (Sylvester Stallone), has been hidden in plain sight for the past two decades, despite widespread belief to the contrary.
This will not be Sylvester Stallone's first superhero role, as he has already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the DC Extended Universe's The Suicide Squad as King Shark. The plot was previously converted into the Mythos Comics graphic books by Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta, thus it appears that this will be vastly different from Sylvester's prior superhero endeavors.
Samaritan Movie Release Date
In 2020, the filming of Samaritan was completed. In 2019, the cast and crew began filming. However, because of the global epidemic, the film's release has been constantly postponed. The film was once scheduled to debut on November 20, 2020. This premiere date has been rescheduled for December 11, 2020, and June 4, 2021.
According to Collider the Release date for the film is August 26, 2022. The film's premiere on Amazon Prime Video, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, or Amazon Prime Video will occur 42 or 45 days after its theatrical debut. Hopefully, the film's release will never longer be delayed at the last minute.
Where to watch Samaritan Movie?
Samaritan is a superhero film starring the internationally renowned actor Sylvester Stallone. Filmmakers have revealed that the film will bypass theatrical release in favor of a digital premiere. As confirmed by the film's team, Amazon Prime has secured the satellite rights to Samaritan.
The Samaritan Plot: What Is It About?
“Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon Walton) suspects that his enigmatic neighbor Mr. Joe Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is a superhero in plain sight. Sam hopes that the superpowered vigilante of Granite City, Samaritan, is still alive despite the widespread belief that he perished in a fire. Sam makes it his duty to learn more about his neighbor in order to combat the city's escalating crime rate.
In an interview with Yahoo, Stallone explained why he accepted the role: “I adore action pictures with heart. I wanted to be a part of Samaritan because I believe this narrative has multiple aspects that people may relate to. Watching it is both a moral story and a thrilling experience. We are ecstatic that this will be available worldwide on Prime Video, where my followers and all viewers can enjoy it together.”
The basic premise of the film is that it is 20 years after the disappearance of the famed superhero Samaritan (portrayed by Stallone). Samaritan, weary of his duties as a superhero, has decided to fake his death and live as a normal person under the name Stanley Kominski.
Sam (played by Jacob Walton), his neighbor, is on the edge of uncovering his secret as he tries to persuade him to return to being a superhero, even though he has been successful for the most part in concealing his true identity. As of this writing, it is unknown how Sam convinces Stanley, thus this is something to anticipate.
Samaritan Movie Cast
Julius Avery, the director of Samaritan, described his decision to put Sylvester Stallone in the film in an interview with Slash Film: “We didn't have superheroes… we had action heroes. And Sly was our closest approximation to a superhero. To place him in a superhero film? This feels new and cool and is something that people will enjoy.”
The following performers are featured on the cast list for the film Samaritan:
- Sylvester Stallone (as Stanley Kominski)
- Martin Starr (as Arthur)
- Jacob Walton (as Sam Cleary)
- Moises Arias (as Percy Smith)
- Pilou Asbaek (as Edwin)
- Dascha Polanco (as Isabelle)
- Deacon Randle (as The Fireman)
- Jared Odrick
- Michael Aaron Milligan
- Natacha Karam
The latest film starring Sylvester Stallone will be released this month. After numerous delays, Samaritan will finally air to the general audience. This is the first time Stallone has portrayed a superhero in a film. Stallone is without question an expert at making action films. With hits like Rambo, Rocky, and The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone has amassed an impressive filmography.