Rocky Becomes a Superhero
Sylvester Stallone stars in a new take on the superhero idea in Samaritan, available via Prime Video. In this film,
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.
It’s written by executive producer Bragi F. Schut and directed by Julius Avery.
Here’s the trailer:
And a short extra where Stallone talks about the premise of the movie:
And here’s a producer talking about the goal, “to deliver on the promise of a comic-book movie but to feel real”, while Stallone discusses doing his own stunts.
There is no connection with the Astro City hero of the same name.