Must Watch: Badass Trailer for Woody Harrelson's Defendor!
by Alex Billington
September 2, 2009
A few weeks ago we brought you the first photos from an indie comedy called Defendor starring Woody Harrelson as a wanna-be superhero. The film is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival later this month, and we weren't expecting to see anything from it until after then, but thanks to Twitch we've got the first trailer and holy crap does this look so unbelievably awesome! I was already expecting it to look good, but not this good. Everything about this looks great, the style, the Batman-like feeling, the humor, Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings, everything! I can't wait to this up in Toronto. Drop what you're doing and watch this!
Watch the first trailer for Defendor:
Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defendor, and combs the streets at night in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.
Defendor is both written and directed by Canadian actor-turned-filmmaker Peter Stebbings, who is making his directorial debut with this film. This will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this month where it will be looking for a distributor. It's my guess that this will be picked up pretty quickly, as it looks like it'll play well at the fest and could be easy to market to audiences that are currently infatuated with superheroes.
Reader Feedback - 30 Comments
Wonderful!! 'I'm not a joke!' Great line =D
Robbie on Sep 2, 2009
Kinda reminds me of that movie "Special".
E from Denver on Sep 2, 2009
first Special then Paper Man now Defendor...moning up aren't we.
Xerxex on Sep 2, 2009
#2 and #3 are right, awful lot of deja vu there... I'll see it though, seeing as Defendor got shot, stabbed and beaten, and still seems to be around 🙂 Anyhoo, it'll hold us over until Kick-Ass 😀
Mike Kingscott on Sep 2, 2009
no it reminds me of Blankman starring Damon Wayans
dan on Sep 2, 2009
hopefully Defendor will be better than Special, because Special was very disappointing. but from the trailer and the short clip, I have a lot of optimism for Defendor.
swisschez on Sep 2, 2009
UMMM... hmmm .. well... that looks like a nice sit down movie after getting REALLY hammered at some sports bar over dinner... then should give me a good laugh I guess
Dusty on Sep 2, 2009
I love the marbles.
Fuelbot on Sep 2, 2009
looks like "special". and that's ok. i thought "special" was a good movie.
beavis4play on Sep 2, 2009
Hey! It's Galaxia from Adam Sandler's "Anger Management". LOL. 🙂
Blue Silver on Sep 2, 2009
this looks amazing!
Caleb on Sep 2, 2009
that chick is hot from nick and norah
Sancho on Sep 2, 2009
Any time i see Elias Koteas i just think of Casey Jones in teenage mutant ninja turtles. This looks real good though, plus for some reason Kat Dennings keeps getting hotter,movie by movie. Even if she's playing a junkie.
erik on Sep 2, 2009
PLEASE GOD!! NOT THE LIME JUICE!! lol
Roberto Dinamite on Sep 2, 2009
That Awesome Norwegian Guy on Sep 3, 2009
pause at 1:18 i swear thats Leonardo Di Caprio , that due with long blond hair. lol like wtf LOL
PinkSushi on Sep 3, 2009
This might be crazy enough to work...and how can go go wrong with Elias Koteas??
Marc on Sep 3, 2009
For some reason I get the feeling from this trailer the movie is going to end up being like "Observe and Report" where the trailer made it look like a goofy movie but the actual product is a lot darker.
S on Sep 3, 2009
@ 16 I can't even pause that fast!!
E from Denver on Sep 3, 2009
Agree with you #18. I got the same vibe towards the end of the trailer.
Alfredo on Sep 3, 2009
Looks more sad than funny. 🙁
Sean on Sep 3, 2009
its like lars and the real girl - just instead of the doll he's a superhero, and instead of ryan gosling its harrelson... and instead of it being good its going to be garbage.. pity i like woody harrelson....
viral on Sep 3, 2009
its exactly like star wars, except instead of star wars its Defendor I liked SPECIAL a lot, this looks like someone took that premise and gave it a bigger budget? or could be something original and unique in its take of the vigilante hero.. either way, looks like fun!
Rachel Replicant on Sep 3, 2009
I liked this movie better when it was called BLANKMAN.
esophus on Sep 3, 2009
While this looks fun and all I really wish Mark Hamill's Black Pearl got made instead. The BP comic aint so great...but the screenplay was killer...
Bri on Sep 3, 2009
@ 14 🙂 I've watched that, "PLEASE GOD NOT THE LIME JUICE" scene like 25 times and it just keeps getting funnier!
Johoney on Sep 3, 2009
Hey, #13, I thought I was the only one...LOL!
Defeatedfrog on Sep 4, 2009
@ number 7 yeah really very smashed and it maybe bearable
neonblue120 on Sep 6, 2009
What about Blank Man....reminds me of that shit.
Deutoplasm on Nov 13, 2009
Hey dudes, listen to yerselves man...it's a movie, if you have doubts about it don't go to the theater and watch it man...instead like watch it later on dvd or tv dudes. I'm a fan of Harrelson so I'm sure it is worth seeing, at least one time man. alright dudes chill out man yer not the ones with piss on yer rugs
The Dude on Nov 18, 2009
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