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Everything We Know About Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan

After a long wait, Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan movie is finally right around the corner. Originally expected to hit theaters two years ago, the upcoming superhero movie has been held back by numerous delays. But now, the plan is for the film to be released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Though a superhero story is a bit different from what’s normally expected from the action icon who played Rambo and Rocky, it’s not his first foray into the genre. In 1995, the actor brought Judge Dredd to life on the big screen, but the movie failed at the box office and was critically panned. The superhero movies he’s been involved with in recent years, though, have been huge hits. Stallone played the leader of the Ravagers in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and voiced King Shark in 2021’s The Suicide Squad, which was also directed by Gunn. His role in The Suicide Squad in particular received significant praise.

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What’s different about Stallone’s Samaritan is that it will see the actor play the lead superhero. Headlining a movie in the genre is something that the 76-year-old action star hasn’t done since Judge Dredd. Here’s everything that’s currently known about Amazon and Stallone’s Samaritan movie.

Samaritan Cast

Directed by Julius Avery, Samaritan will see Stallone play the titular hero, who retired decades ago and is now laying low as a sanitation worker named Joe Smith. In addition to Stallone, Samaritan stars Javon Walton, Martin Starr (the MCU’s three Spider-Man movies), Moisés Arias (Hanna Montana), and Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black). Walton, who played Ashtray in HBO’s Euphoria show, is playing Sam Cleary, a child who ends up befriending the main protagonist. Samaritan will also feature appearances from Jared Odrick, Deacon Randle, and Natacha Karam.

Samaritan Story Details

Sylvester Stallone as Joe Smith throwing thugs with super strength in Samaritan

The film is expected to take place 20 years after Samaritan, a widely respected hero with superhuman strength, mysteriously disappeared. In the present day, he’s completely given up on his superhero life and now lives in a world where no one has any clue about his secret past. That changes when he meets Sam, who figures out who he really is and tries to get him back to being the world-famous Samaritan again. How that will play out and what he’ll be up against if and when he resumes his old crime-fighting role remains to be seen.

Samaritan Release Date

Sylvester Stallone as the Samaritan

Samaritan is due to hit Amazon Prime Video on August 26, 2022. As noted above, Sylvester Stallone’s movie was supposed to have been a theatrical release but production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into those plans. As a result, its November 2020 release date was pushed back twice before MGM was purchased by Amazon, thus opening the door for Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan movie to be released as an Amazon original.

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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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