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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isn't that Kick-Ass room that he is working in?

googoo on Aug 27, 2010


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.

Xerxex on Aug 27, 2010


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.........................

Mark on Aug 27, 2010


Gunn hasn't heard of Kick Ass?

Al on Aug 27, 2010


Doesn't matter. I think this will be better than Kick-Ass-- but hey, I didn't really like that movie anyways.

Cracky on Aug 27, 2010


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!

beavis on Aug 27, 2010


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.

ryderup on Aug 27, 2010


Haha, he's building pipe bombs... ...this is going to be brutal and hilarious, I'm in!

peloquin on Aug 27, 2010


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.

Xerxex on Aug 27, 2010


He seriously looks like he peed himself in that bottom pic

Jimmy Love on Aug 28, 2010


Rainn Wilson+Ellen Page+Nathan Fillion=WIN

lamar on Aug 28, 2010


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!

beavis on Aug 28, 2010



Xerxex on Aug 28, 2010


i lol reading "wacky stuff" since those are clearly pipe bombs

beck423 on Aug 28, 2010


@1 It looks exactly like Kick Ass's room, just not purple...

Shannon on Aug 29, 2010


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.

SkyneT on Sep 3, 2010


Hi, It's really nice movie, I am very interested for this movie. Thanks

fastener distributor on Jan 25, 2011

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