GamesRadar released the first look at Sylvester Stallone in his new superhero thriller movie Samaritan.
The film’s story is focused on an original idea that will be based on a boy who sets out to find if “a mythic superhero, who vanished 20 years earlier following a tragic event, is still alive.”
Stallone will take on the character of that hero and director Julius Avery (Overlord) explained, “We’re going to see Sly do things he hasn’t done in a long time.” The filmmaker said:
“We didn’t really have superheroes. 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.”
Avery goes on to explain that the tone of the series will be grounded in reality as it will tell a story about a kid looking for a father figure. But don’t worry, even though the movie has a heart, it’s going to be one awesome action movie.
“This is a big event movie – we see our heroes kicking ass. 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.”
Samaritan will be released in theaters on June 4, 2021.