SAMARITAN First Look Sees GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Star Sylvester Stallone Take On A Superhero Role

SAMARITAN First Look Sees GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Star Sylvester Stallone Take On A Superhero Role

Sylvester Stallone had a small part in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but he's taking on a leading superhero role in Samaritan, a new original story which sounds like it could be something special...

It's rare we get to see an original superhero story play out on screen, and that's mostly thanks to the success of huge franchises like Marvel and DC. Samaritan looks to change that, though; the movie, which is set for release this summer, will tell the story of a young boy who finds out a superhero who went missing two decades ago is alive and well...and living next door. 

"We didn’t really have superheroes," director Julius Avery (Overlord) says of 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."

It sounds like we can expect a personal story, but also one that includes plenty of action scenes.

"This is a big event movie – we see our heroes kicking ass," Avery confirms. "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."

You can check out an image from Samaritan by following the link in the Tweet below: 
 

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