The Next Samaritan
Samaritan, a new superhero movie based on a 2014 graphic novel, is available to stream on Amazon Prime right now. If you have seen and enjoyed the movie, you may be interested in a follow-up. There is certainly the potential for a sequel as the ending leaves us with more questions than answers. But will there be a ‘Samaritan 2’ or is Samaritan a standalone movie?
Here’s what we know about a potential sequel:
What is Samaritan about?
The movie focuses on the relationship between 13-year-old Sam and Joe, a reclusive garbage collector that lives in the apartment building opposite him. When Joe rescues Sam from a group of thugs, the boy begins to think his saviour is Samaritan, a superhero who apparently perished in a fire 25 years earlier after a battle with his villainous brother (aka Nemesis).
As the movie progresses, we get to learn more about Joe and his real identity as he continues to protect Sam and the other residents of Granite City from a criminal gang led by the villainous Cyrus.
Is Joe really a superhero? Or could he be somebody else entirely? And if Joe is Samaritan, could Nemesis be alive too?
To find out these answers, you need to see the movie yourself or read our Ending Explained article.
Will There Be A Samaritan 2?
At the time of writing, Samaritan 2 has not been officially confirmed. The possibility of a follow-up movie will likely depend on viewing figures, critic reviews, and the availability of Sylvester Stallone who plays Joe.
The movie debuted at No. 2 on Amazon Prime Video’s top 10 shows and movies list in the US so it has clearly been very popular. In terms of reviews, the reception to the movie has been mixed. However, the high viewing figures might take precedence when the decision-makers at Amazon sit down to contemplate a sequel, so regardless of the reviews, we might still see a ‘Samaritan 2.’ This is dependent on Stallone’s availability, of course, unless Amazon decides on a prequel movie without the Rocky star.
What could Samaritan 2 be about?
If Amazon decides on a prequel, the movie could focus on Samaritan and Nemesis and the events that led them to their apparent ‘final’ confrontation.
If there is a sequel, we could see another face-off between the warring brothers if it transpires that neither of them died.
I’m being careful not to reveal any spoilers here, just in case you haven’t seen Samaritan yet, but if you have seen it and you have your own story ideas, let us know in the comments below.
When could Samaritan 2 be released?
If a sequel is given the green light, we could see it at the end of 2023 or at some point in 2024. This would give Stallone enough time to finish work on Little America, a futuristic movie that is currently in pre-production.
If a prequel movie is made, there could be an earlier release date. Should this take the form of an animated movie in the style of Samaritan‘s opening credit sequence, there is a chance that we could see it at some point next year.
Would you like to see a sequel to The Samaritan? What did you think of Amazon’s latest superhero movie? What would you like to see a sequel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!