First Look: The Crimson Bolt & Friend in James Gunn's Super

August 27, 2010
Source: Official Blog

First Look: 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.

Rainn Wilson in James Gunn's Super

Rainn Wilson in James Gunn's Super

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.

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  • googoo
    isn't that Kick-Ass room that he is working in?
  • Xerxex
    I believe it is googoo. I just watched Page in "Hard Candy" and was completely amazed/freaked out by her. So this is great casting news. Wilson is funny as hell so two great actors in a superhero film, sounds awesome.
  • It looks like they took parts of Kick-Ass, Defendor, Special, and, what, True Romance? and bashed them together. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but it's far from original. Especially considering that Rainn Wilson weirdo he's always playing. I'd like to see more, but.........................
  • Al
    Gunn hasn't heard of Kick Ass?
  • Cracky
    Doesn't matter. I think this will be better than Kick-Ass-- but hey, I didn't really like that movie anyways.
  • beavis
    i can't wait for this movie - i like the nutty premise - also, wilson and page together?...... hell yea! xerxex - let me get this straight...........up till now, you NEVER had seen "hard candy" before? man, that is a great movie!
  • ryderup
    Wasnt the biggest fan of Kick-Ass either, lacked in charm and characters. Dug Cages Adam West imitation though. Page rocks, so I'm looking forward to this.
  • Haha, he's building pipe bombs... ...this is going to be brutal and hilarious, I'm in!
  • Xerxex
    beavis I was ashamed of myself for not seeing it when it first came out. It never so much as "bliped" on my radar back then. But I'm glad I watched it! It was crazy and Page should be more famous for Hard Candy then Juno.
  • Jimmy Love
    He seriously looks like he peed himself in that bottom pic
  • lamar
    Rainn Wilson+Ellen Page+Nathan Fillion=WIN
  • beavis
    i agree completely xerxex............i think she's more famous for juno due to it being much more "family friendly". her role in HC shows she can definitely play a character that's a little edgy..........can't wait to see her and wilson in this one - it's gonna be awesome!
  • Xerxex
  • beck423
    i lol reading "wacky stuff" since those are clearly pipe bombs
  • Shannon
    @1 It looks exactly like Kick Ass's room, just not purple...
  • SkyneT
    lol such an obvious rip off kick-ass . even if the plot is 100% different. fuck hollywood. so over shitty movies. the movie theaters are starting to turn into the terrible radio stations.
  • Hi, It's really nice movie, I am very interested for this movie. Thanks




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