First Look: The Crimson Bolt & Friend in James Gunn's Super
There's always one or two smaller, independent "superhero" films every year and this is 2010's crème de la crème costumed crime-fighters comedy. Back at Comic-Con, Ethan wrote up a big article about how great James Gunn's Super looked, and now we have a few photos to share with you from the flick. Super stars Rainn Wilson as a down-on-his-luck guy who attempts to win his drug addicted wife (played by Liv Tyler) back from a glamorous drug dealer by teaming up with a psychopathic teen (as played by Ellen Page) and becoming costumed crimefighters. Wilson's altar ego is The Crimson Bolt, as you'll see in a photo below.
Both of these photos come from James Gunn's official blog, which you can follow for updates on Super and everything else Gunn is working on. In addition to Tyler, Page and Wilson, Super stars Kevin Bacon as the drug dealer villain, Nathan Fillion as someone called The Holy Avenger, Gregg Henry as Felkner, Michael Rooker as Abe. I love all the wacky stuff Wilson has on his desk in that photo, it even looks like he has some Wolverine-like claws? Who knows. This reminds me a lot of Defendor, but with an even more comical side to it. Super doesn't have a US distributor yet, but will be showing at the Toronto Film Festival next month.