Thanks to Total Film, we have a first look at action legend Sylvester Stallone in the upcoming superhero thriller Samaritan from director Julius Avery (Overlord). Check it out here…
Samaritan follows a young boy Javon Walton (Euphoria) who discovers that a legendary superhero who went missing twenty years earlier is living as his neighbour. Also featuring in the cast are Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black) and Moises Arias (Hannah Montana).
“We didn’t really have superheroes,” said director Julius Avery about growing up in the 1980s. “We only had action heroes. And Sly was the closest thing we had to a superhero. So to put him in a superhero movie? That feels fresh and cool and something that people will get a kick out of.”
“This is a big event movie – we see our heroes kicking ass,” Avery continued. “We’re going to see Sly do things he hasn’t done in a long time, and in a really inventive way. He’s 73 years old! I’m amazed by how much he actually does. I’m telling you, most guys in their twenties wouldn’t be able to do what Sly does in this movie.”
Samartian isn’t the only superhero-related project on Stallone’s slate, as he’s also set to cameo in DC Films’ The Suicide Squad, reuniting him with his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn.