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Sylvester Stallone’s Superhero Comes Out of Hiding In Samaritan Trailer

The official trailer for Samaritan shows off Sylvester Stallone’s superhero coming out of hiding. The film features the three-time Oscar nominee as a retired superhero being dragged out of his reclusive life when he befriends a young boy, named Sam played by Euphoria and Umbrella Academy star Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, who is shocked to learn that Granite City’s vigilante hero survived the fire that broke out after his climactic battle with his rival, Nemesis, 20 years ago. The film was helmed by Overlord director Julius Avery from a screenplay by Escape Room scribe Bragi F. Schut, and the rest of the cast includes Pilou Asbæk, Moises Arias, Dascha Polanco, and Martin Starr, who plays Peter Parker’s teacher Mr. Harrington in the MCU Spider-Man films.

Samaritan is a film that has been long awaited by curious fans of both Stallone and original superhero projects. It was originally slated for a theatrical released in December 2020, but production was shut down by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing major delays. It was then believed that it would be coming to theaters in 2021, but it was eventually announced that it would become a Prime Video streaming exclusive due on August 26, 2022, making it one of the final delayed 2020 films to make its way into the market, after the release of the other pandemic-delayed holdouts Top Gun: Maverick and Minions: The Rise of Gru.

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Prime Video released the official trailer for Samaritan. The opening of the trailer presents Stallone’s character as a retiree and junk collector, though his secret life is quickly revealed. As he watches the city fall apart around him due to a severe crime wave, he finally steps in to stop Sam Cleary from being attacked, revealing his powers. To his frustration, the boy sticks around, pulling him out of his shell and discovering his true identity in a manner that is both adorable and action-packed, including a gruesome scene of his bones re-setting after being hit by a car. Check out the trailer below:

Although this will be the first original character that Stallone has played in the superhero genre, the actor has had plenty of experience in the realm before. Most recently, he has appeared as King Shark in The Suicide Squad and Stakar Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (a role he will reprise in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well). However, the consummate action hero also held the title role in 1995’s Judge Dredd.

From what can be seen in the Samaritan trailer, it seems that Stallone’s new character’s power set includes enhanced speed and agility, super strength, resilience to bullets, and a healing factor. Other than the latter two, this isn’t much different from the action heroes the actor has played in the past. However, that is part of what makes the movie so intriguing, because it blends the popular tropes of the superhero genre with a darker action movie tone more suited for late-period Stallone.

Next: Everything We Know About Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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