James Gunn's ‘Super’ Gets a Release Date

The low-budget superhero adventure stays close to its comedic roots with upcoming debut.
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James Gunn's ‘Super’ Gets a Release Date

Super arrives April Fool's Day IFC Films has slapped James Gunn's upcoming micro-budgeted superhero comedy Super with the coveted debut date of April 1st. That's right, it will be released on April Fool's Day!

The movie stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, and Michael Rooker. The plot follows Frank (Rainn Wilson), an average guy who transforms himself into the superhero "The Crimson Bolt" after his wife Sarah (Liv Tyler) hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Kevin Bacon). What Frank lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Ellen Page), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into "Boltie", Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down. From the surprising imagination of writer-director James Gunn (Slither) comes Bolt and Boltie, a crazed crime fighting duo for the XBox generation. They're here to save the day, or at least to beat you up.

Super premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it garnered rave reviews and was quickly acquired by IFC Films.

Super was released April 1st, 2011.

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  • glacia • 3 years ago

    @incmob, "sounds like kick ass and defendor had a baby and : out came SUPER!" And Mystery Men is the grandfather of all of them.

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    • diaigma • 4 years ago

      Pass.

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      • spongebob-boxofficepants • 4 years ago

        ok this is getting foolish

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        • incmob • 4 years ago

          sounds like kick ass and defendor had a baby and : out came SUPER!

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          • jakn • 4 years ago

            So I'm guessing that this is going to be the 'Kick-Ass' of 2011.

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            • moviegeek • 4 years ago

              After seeing the over-violent clip for this, I will pass. I wasted my money once on The Rocker. It won't happen again.

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              • vampire2000 • 4 years ago

                Sounds like a funny movie. lol.

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                • skywise • 4 years ago

                  I hope Gunn nails it this time... I love the idea and i am a huge fan of Page and Wilson so i have high hopes. James Gunn has a crazy imagination so i am crossing my fingers on this one.

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                  • matthew-lausmann • 4 years ago

                    Will Super Goes Up Against Sucker Punch In Easter Weekend 2011!!!!

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                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                      Interesting reading this Movieweb vs SuperHeroHype/Comingsoon :P

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                      • balanorange • 4 years ago

                        Ed Douglas is a certified lunatic on loan from Bellvue. Especially if he thinks he owns a release date. He's just mad because no one wants to look at his ugly site. Can't believe he is using Movieweb as a way to troll for readers on Thanksgiving. What a sad, lonely, pathetic man. Is he mad because IFC sent Movieweb a coffee mug yesterday?

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                        • edward-douglas • 4 years ago

                          Please stop stealing stories from ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype. This is outright plagiarism, which last time I checked is frowned upon in any industry, but definitely when it comes to journalism.

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                          • b3njamin • 4 years ago

                            Cant wait, except for Ellen Paige, I could go without that

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                            • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                              If it's going to be anything like Super Capers, I'm not gonna see it.

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                              • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                                I'm going to have to see this just because Kevin Bacon and Michael Rooker are in it. Haven't seen them in much movies at all lately.

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                                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                  Epic pass on this one.

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