Sylvester Stallone plays superheroes for Amazon Prime Video

The famous streaming platform has done very well for its next original film. A superhero movie starring Sylvester Stallone. When Rocky meets Captain America, or almost. Here’s what you need to know about Samaritana feature film that will offer a new approach to the genre, to be discovered soon exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

He is one of cinema’s most famous heavyweights, having embodied the golden age of Hollywood action films in the 1980s and 1990s, alongside Arnold Scharwezenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Willis . And if most of them are not really active anymore, at least on the big screen, he is obviously not ready to retire. Better than that, Sylvester Stallone is about to take on a role that is still unheard of in his (long) career, the pinnacle even one can say of “muscular” roles: at 76, the actor will for the first time play the Super hero !

He who is not completely foreign to the genre either, since he has both appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy at Marvel and in The Suicide Squad at DC (it’s him, King Shark), will soon be on the bill of Samaritan, an original film from Amazon Prime Video. He will play a man named Joe Smith, the civil identity we imagine of the superhero in question. Especially since according to the pitch of the feature film, the latter would have hung up the costume a long time ago…

25 years ago, the greatest hero in the world disappeared“, can we read on the freshly unveiled poster of the film. More precisely, the synopsis evokes an epic battle, which would have thus reserved a sad fate for the one who called himself, one supposes, Samaritan. But while more than two Decades have thus passed since the tragic event, a little boy makes an extraordinary discovery: the late superhero would in fact still be alive, living his old age in perfect anonymity Enter Sylvester Stallone, the beard and the white hair, dressed like everyone else on the poster, except that in a puddle, we can see the costume of his alter ego:

Sylvester Stallone arrives next August on Prime Video

Of course, don’t expect a superhero movie like any other. This Samaritan seems to offer another approach to the genre, and not only because it features a super-grandpa. The first images of this Prime Video feature film indeed suggest that it will be more in the vein of the films to which Sylvester Stallone has accustomed us, that we imagine more using his fists as in rocky to start flying…

Sylvester Stallone, always ready to fight, here against Pilou Asbæk in “Samaritan”. © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Would it be to save a young person in difficulty (Javon
Would it be to save a young man in difficulty (Javon “Wanna” Walton) that the old superhero will come out of retirement in “Samaritan”? © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

With also the presence of Javon “Wanna” Walton alongside the star, a young actor that you have already seen in Umbrella Academy and Euphoria, just that, we can already guess without getting too wet what will happen: Stallone will fly (or not) to the aid of the persecuted teenager, who will then persuade the old superhero to return to service. Classic, but certainly effective. What no doubt will please all fans of this good old Sly!

When will we be able to find out Samaritan, you ask us? Well very soon it would seem. If the French branch of Amazon Prime Video has not yet communicated on this subject, the film is scheduled across the Atlantic for August 26. With a little luck, it will arrive at the same time on the platform in France!

Sources: Prime Video, IMDb

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