Samaritan is a film directed by Julius Avery and produced by Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood based on a script by Bragi F. Schut.
It tells the story of a young kid who goes in pursuit of a fabled superhero who was assumed to have vanished twenty years before after an epic battle. Stallone has been heavily promoting the film on social media in recent months, and based on what’s been seen so far, Samaritan appears to be a grounded, contemplative take on the superhero genre.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer to watch action legend Sylvester Stallone take on the role of superhero Samaritan, since the film has been pushed back to August 26, 2022. The film, which stars Stallone as an elderly superhero who has suddenly vanished, was set to debut this summer but has to be postponed owing to current events.
Javon “Wanna” Walton, a Euphoria actor and young boxing prodigy, will star with Stallone, with the rookie announcing his interest and delight over collaborating with the action classic on social media at the start of this year. Martin Starr, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, as well as the comedy Knocked Up and the MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, is among the other cast members. Dascha Polanco, who played Dayanara Diaz on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, PilouAsbk, who portrayed Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, and lastly Moises Arias, who starred in Ender’s Game and The Kings of Summer, will be joining him.
Samaritan, based on an original idea and script by Escape Room writer Bragi F. Schut, wrapped filming in November 2020. Julius Avery couldn’t wait to express his delight at being named the project’s director, especially when it came to working with Sylvester Stallone.