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Super Synopsis

In the outlandish dark comedy Super, James Gunn has created what is perhaps the definitive take on self-reflexive superheroes.

When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. The rules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson Bolt!

No stranger to rebel filmmaking, James Gunn cut his teeth writing for Troma before making his directing debut with 2006’s Slither. In a similar vein, his follow-up feature combines absurd humor with balls-out violence to create something that is both unashamed and inimitable. But this time Gunn adds a new ingredient, one that is dark, dramatic and subversive to the core.

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Interview: Super's Ellen Page Interview: Super's Ellen Page
At only 24 years old, Ellen Page has accomplished quite a bit. She’s done everything from earning an Oscar nomination for her performance in Juno, to being a part of a major Hollywood blockbuster in X-Men: The Last Stand. It’s about time that she act a bit loose and go totally crazy, and that’s exactly what she gets to do in James Gunn’s Super.

Interview: Super's Ellen Page

Exclusive Interview: Super Writer/Director James Gunn Exclusive Interview: Super Writer/Director James Gunn
James Gunn is a director who’s not afraid to make you squirm. From his work with the notorious Troma Entertainment to his 2006 comedy/horror Slither, the man has a knack for finding exactly what will truly get into the audience’s head. That’s certainly the case in his newest film, Super.

Exclusive Interview: Super Writer/Director James Gunn

Ellen Page Gets Her Own Super Poster Ellen Page Gets Her Own Super Poster
Here’s a new poster for Super, the latest movie from director James Gunn. It’s another attempt to take the superhero genre in a skewed direction. Matthew Vaughn tried something similar last year in Kick-Ass and, despite a lot of pre-release buzz, managed only mixed results at the box office.

Ellen Page Gets Her Own Super Poster

Rainn Wilson Versus Kevin Bacon In The New Trailer For Super Rainn Wilson Versus Kevin Bacon In The New Trailer For Super
What happens when Rainn Wilson plays a superhero? About what you’d expect. The new trailer for Super contains that obligatory scene where a middle-aged man wanders through a comic book store pulling titles off the shelf, acting amazed that there are these things called “superheroes”

Rainn Wilson Versus Kevin Bacon In The New Trailer For Super

First Poster For James Gunn's Super Tells Crime To Shut Up First Poster For James Gunn's Super Tells Crime To Shut Up
When making a movie that has Rainn Wilson playing an ultra-violent amateur superhero, it would be a crime not to give the film some creative artwork to go with it. Though the cast is pretty damn stellar, including the likes of Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion and Liv Tyler, having them all stand together in triangle formation or be shown as floating heads would just be stupid. Luckily that's not the case here.

First Poster For James Gunn's Super Tells Crime To Shut Up

Rainn Wilson Exacts Violent Justice In New Clip From Super Rainn Wilson Exacts Violent Justice In New Clip From Super
Warning: I do not lie when I say this clip is violent. If you're feeling strong enough, though, give it a shot anyway. The film is set for release sometime next year

Rainn Wilson Exacts Violent Justice In New Clip From Super

Super Picked Up By IFC At TIFF, Releases New Clip Online Super Picked Up By IFC At TIFF, Releases New Clip Online
Super is by no means a perfect film, and has received more mixed reviews here than all-out raves, but it's a twisted and dark kind of crowdpleaser with a lot to offer to anyone who thought Kick-Ass

Super Picked Up By IFC At TIFF, Releases New Clip Online

TIFF Review: Super Is Inconsistent, Immoral, Violent And Fun TIFF Review: Super Is Inconsistent, Immoral, Violent And Fun
The TIFF Midnight Madess crowd ate it up when I saw it last night, but I suspect they had the same experience I did of coming home and realizing how much of the film didn't work once all the pieces were in place

TIFF Review: Super Is Inconsistent, Immoral, Violent And Fun

Rainn Wilson And Ellen Page Make Pipe Bombs In New Super Stills Rainn Wilson And Ellen Page Make Pipe Bombs In New Super Stills
The last time we heard from James Gunn's Super, he brought both good and bad news. The good news was two stills that gave us our first look at Rainn Wilson in costume as the Crimson Bolt and Liv Tyler

Rainn Wilson And Ellen Page Make Pipe Bombs In New Super Stills

First Look At Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, Jennifer Connelly And More In Their Toronto Film Festival Roles First Look At Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, Jennifer Connelly And More In Their Toronto Film Festival Roles
Take a look at Megan Fox as an angel, Will Ferrell selling his belongings on his front lawn, Richard Jenkins doing some bloody work and much more

First Look At Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, Jennifer Connelly And More In Their Toronto Film Festival Roles

First Photos From James Gunn's Super First Photos From James Gunn's Super
Walking out of Comic Con, some of the best footage that I got to see belonged to James Gunn's Super. Shown on Friday in Hall H, the day when everyone had somewhere else to be other than the Convention Center

First Photos From James Gunn's Super

Comic Con: Live Blogging The Super Panel Comic Con: Live Blogging The Super Panel
If you checked our Comic Con 2010 preview page, you know that one of the panels that we are most excited for this year is James Gunn's Super. Well, we're on hand and we're happy to bring you the play-by-play!

Comic Con: Live Blogging The Super Panel

Schedule For Day Two Of Comic-Con Revealed With Piranha 3D, Green Hornet And More Schedule For Day Two Of Comic-Con Revealed With Piranha 3D, Green Hornet And More
San Diego Comic-Con is now less than 15 days away. Yesterday, we watched as the schedule for the first day of the convention, Thursday

Schedule For Day Two Of Comic-Con Revealed With Piranha 3D, Green Hornet And More

Linda Cardellini And Nathan Fillion Are Super Linda Cardellini And Nathan Fillion Are Super
James Gunn already has Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon on the roster to star inSuper, but now he’s added nine more, all of which he’s worked with in the past. The most notable new additions are Nathan Fillion and Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini And Nathan Fillion Are Super

Kevin Bacon Is James Gunn's Villainous Drug Dealer In Super Kevin Bacon Is James Gunn's Villainous Drug Dealer In Super
What happened to Kevin Bacon? Back in the '90s he was a huge star, doing movies like Tremors, A Few Good Men and Apollo 13, but sometime in the past decade he kind of fell off the map, only showing up for roles in major films every few years

Kevin Bacon Is James Gunn's Villainous Drug Dealer In Super

Rainn Wilson Becomes A Superhero Rainn Wilson Becomes A Superhero
The last thing this world needs is another superhero parody. So of course Rainn Wilson is doing one. He’s set to star in Super as an average guy who starts calling himself Crimson Bolt after his wife falls under the sway of a drug deale

Rainn Wilson Becomes A Superhero

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