Sylvester Stallone has gained immense success in his career as a primary character as John Rambo and The Expendables’ Barney Ross. However, he hasn’t been seen playing a significant character lately. At a time, he said he’s down to how he looks which is why he hesitates to play the essence of the main role.
Sylvester has been familiar with comic-book movies when he was asked about the topic when he almost played a cast in the original super movie of Richard Donner, he told THR:
“I don’t look like any comic-book character. Like I could have never played The Terminator. No one would make a robot with a crooked mouth and voice that sounds like a pallbearer. It just doesn’t work. But yes. Who was the guy Sam Jackson ended up playing? Yeah. I thought I could have done something like that, where I’m not the main guy.”
In both Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Universe, Stallone mainly played as a side character rather than a lead character. However, he did play the lead in the low-key movie, Samaritan.
Over a few years, he has never played a role similar to Batman and Superman but he has delivered quite iconic lines in various parts of the movies in the last few decades.
Has Sylvester Stallone starred in any other Superhero movies?
Although we’ve heard him repeatedly saying that he’s not interested in playing the lead role as a full-fledged superhero, Stallone has made his flashy appearance in numerous comic books.
He was also shown playing the role of Starhawk in the Guardians of the galaxy movies. He also appears in Vol 3 of the same movie next year with a cameo role.
Moreover, his talent made a significant impact as the voice of King Shark in The Suicide Squad by James Gunn. This impressed the fans so much that they immediately called him to be given his own spinoff.
As a matter of fact that James Gunn is now approaching the DC studios, anything can happen and we can expect Stallone to reprise that role sometime in the future because what do you think would stop if he gets offered that role? nothing.
Apart from the MCU and DCU, Sylvester has also played a major role in two of the less family superhero movies. The first one he played was Judge Dredd in the 1995s, a film that was a ridiculous box office bomb but has since developed into the proper definition of a cult classic.
During the same year, he appeared in the titular role in a movie named Samatarian. Equivalent in the same “superhero” vein as the impenetrable trilogy of M. Night Shyamalan, Samaritan, without a doubt is an obtrusive film about a guy in a cape.
In fact, it also mainly focuses on the story of a 13-year-old boy who trusts in his belief that the neighbour next to his door is a superhero assumed to have died years ago.
As the movie has mixed reviews from the audience from the moment it was released in the summer, it was the perfect time for Stallone to shine by playing the role of a superhero which he stated he was not cut for.