Amazon Prime Video released the first trailer for Samaritan. Sylvester Stallone will play the titular role. The film centers on a young boy who 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. watch the trailer below.
According to the Prime Video synopsis, “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-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 neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.”
Samaritan is directed by Julius Avery from a script written by Bragi F. Schut. The film is a new take on superhero movies, the story was previously adapted into the Mythos Comics graphic novels by Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta. The film stars Sylvester Stallone as Joe Smith / Samaritan, Javon Walton as Sam Cleary, Martin Starr as Arthur, Moisés Arias as Reza Smith, Dascha Polanco as Isabelle, Natacha Karam, Pilou Asbæk as Cyrus, Jared Odrick, Michael Aaron Milligan, and Deacon Randle as The Fireman.
Samaritan will premiere on August 26, 2022, on Prime Video.