When is 'Samaritan' releasing? Cast, date, plot for the Sylvester Stallone show

When is 'Samaritan' releasing? Cast, date, plot for the Sylvester Stallone show
Sylvester Stallone and Javon Walton in a still from 'Samaritan' (@MGM/Instagram)

Sylvester Stallone has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for quite some time now with roles in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' and the DC Extended Universe with his turn as King Shark in 'The Suicide Squad'. However, there has been a huge gap in between these films. With 'Samaritan' the filmmakers now show the actor in a more gritter avatar in a film about a superhero being pulled out of a decades-long exile

The upcoming movie is based on the Mythos Comics graphic novels. Cast opposite Stallone is Javon “Wanna” Walton, a young boxing prodigy and 'Euphoria' star as a superhero-obsessed youth who has a chance encounter with the man he believes to be the retired hero. If you are looking for your fill of superhero series may we suggest: 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 3, 'Stranger Things' Season 4 among others. 


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When does ‘Samaritan’ release?

The film will officially hit the theatres on August 26, 2022. The movie’s filming was in progress since the year 2019 but was delayed a release due to Covid hampering post-production. 

What is ‘Samaritan’ all about?

The film deals with a story from the Mythos Comics graphic novels. The series is based on a young boy who understands that a famous superhero, Stanley Kominski, who went missing after an epic battle 20 years ago is still around. He now leads a life far from a crime and he also learns that Kominski is living next door to him. 

Consequently, the story begins 20 years later after the destructive battle. It’s revealed that the superhero gave up his profession after the threat. So, the story follows the young boy Sam Clearly in his adventurous discovery.  Gradually, the boy develops a friendship with the older man and suspects him. In the end, the truth is darker than what one could anticipate.

Who stars in ‘Samaritan’?

The cast of the movie includes Sylvester Stallone as Stanley Kominski, Martin Starr as Arthur, Regram Javon Walton as Sam Cleary, Moisés Arias as Percy Smith, Pilou Asbaek as Edwin, Dascha Polanco as Isabelle, Deacon Randle as The Fireman, Natacha Karam, Michael Aaron Milligan and Jared Odrick among others.

Sylvester Stallone

The American actor and screenwriter was born in Manhattan, NYC. Stallone attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia. He later pursued drama major at the University of Miami, from 1967 to 1969. Until 1969, he appeared on the stage under the name Mike Stallone in 1970. Stallone had his first starring role in the softcore pornography feature film 'The Party at Kitty and Studs' in1970. Stallone also starred in the erotic off-Broadway stage play 'Score' which ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre.


Stallone gained worldwide fame with his starring role in the smash hit 'Rocky' in  1976, a sports drama about a struggling boxer, Rocky Balboa. In 1977, at the 49th Academy Awards, 'Rocky' was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay nominations for Stallone. In 2000, Stallone starred in the thriller 'Get Carter'. The Rocky series went on to become a huge hit as Stallone starred in every one of them. He can also be seen in the installments of 'The Expendables' 2 and 3.

What's the latest news about ‘Samaritan’?

The director and crew members describe the film as "bone-crunching". Unlike other superhero films, fans may expect this one to be a different and stripped-down form of movie than they may be used to from the genre and other Stallone films, for that matter. If you've seen the set photos Stallone has posted to his Instagram, it's clear that he is no longer in the killing machine shape he used to be in. From all appearances, he's an older man taking more than he can handle and down for the count. 'Samaritan' may, in a way, resemble Logan from 2017 as they both see a once-powerful hero having called it quits while on a journey to find hope once more.

Who are the creators?

'Samaritan', an upcoming American blockbuster movie, is directed by Julius Avery. Bragi Schut wrote the film. The movie is based on Mythos Comics, developed by Schut, Renzo Podesta, and Marc Olivent. It is a thrilling movie that will set a new era for superhero movies. 


The trailer for the film is not yet released. Stay tuned.

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