James Gunn's Super Adds Nathan Fillion & Linda Cardellini
For his upcoming comedic venture into the superhero genre, aptly titled Super, writer/director James Gunn has already gathered quite an impressive cast featuring the likes of Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and even Kevin Bacon as a villainous, smooth-talking drug dealer. Now ComingSoon says Gunn has added a plethora of new actors in Super including *big breath* Nathan Fillion, Linda Cardellini, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Stephen Blackeheart, Mikaela Hoover, Lloyd Kaufman, and Valentine Miele as well as newcomers to Gunn's crew Andre Royo, Steve Agee, and the kitchen sink. Read on!
Gunn's use of actors he's worked with before is definitely a choice that brings him some comfort. He said:
"From Nathan [Fillion] to [Michael] Rooker to Gregg [Henry] to my brother Sean [Gunn], some of my closest relationships have been fortified during films I've done in the past. These are people I like and admire but with whom I also share common creative goals. It helps imbue 'Super' with an uncommon life, warmth, and energy. 'Super' is an act of love for all of us, and it's wonderful having the people I love the most helping me make it."
Super follows Frank (Wilson), a seemingly average Joe who is madly in love with his troubled wife Sarah (Tyler). But when Sarah leaves Frank for Jacques (Bacon), a smooth-talking drug dealer, Frank transforms into pseudo superhero The Crimson Bolt, stakes out Jacques sleazy hideaway, and wages a one-man war on crime. What he lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty pipe wrench. Every superhero needs a sidekick and so enters Libby (Page), a cute sociopathic teen working at the local comic book store, who morphs into 'Boltie' and teams with Frank to take Jacques down.
Sounds like it could definitely be a fun flick, but if the trailers for Kick-Ass are any indication, it's going to have a lot to live up to once it's released. In the meantime, I'll be looking forward to it with great interest.