Super

(2011)

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!

Comic-Con 2011 Recap: 158 Exclusive Interviews, 135 Stories, and 308 Videos

It's been one full week since a billion sexy nerds descended upon San Diego for their annual Comic-Con event, which has become the premiere Hollywood launching pad for just about everything in the way of entertainment. This was a strange year, as no one property walked away from the grit, glitz, glamour, and geek sweat of the experience better for showing off its wares to what has become a very bored public.

SDCC 2011 wasn't without incident, though. The scuffles in and around the convention center floor have gotten more intense in recent years. Back when Twilight made its San Diego debut, a young, passionate tweenage girl was hauled away in handcuffs for aggressively picketing the casting choice of Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen. Last year an attendee stabbed another audience member in the eye with a pencil after fighting over a seat. This year's big brouhaha actually involved one of the stars of, quite possibly, the biggest comic book movie making a splash at SDCC 2011.

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SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE: James Gunn Talks ‘Super’ on Blu-Ray

While at SDCC 2011, we caught up with writer/director James Gunn to chat about his latest film, Super. This twisted, black superhero comedy follows the plight of a man (Rainn Wilson) who turs vigilante after his wife falls for a drug dealer. Super hits Blu-ray and DVD on August 9th. Check out our exclusive interview below.

Super was released April 1st, 2011.

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Four ‘Super’ Posters

Four new posters have been released for the upcoming "superhero" comedy-adventure Super, which arrives in theaters nationwide on April 1. Take a look at these new one-sheets below, which feature warnings from The Crimson Bolt and Boltie to would-be criminals.

Super was released April 1st, 2011.

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WonderCon 2011 Schedule Released

The complete schedule for the WonderCon 2011 has been released, which will take place over three days from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. The event will be held in San Francisco at Moscone Center South. Take a look at all the movie and TV events at WonderCon below.

Friday, April 1

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‘Super’ Poster Featuring Ellen Page as Boltie

IFC Films has debuted the second poster for Super, which will arrive in theaters nationwide on April 1. Take a look at this new one-sheet below, which features Ellen Page as Boltie, the sidekick of Rainn Wilson's The Crimson Bolt.

Super was released April 1st, 2011.

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‘Super’ Trailer

The first trailer has arrived for James Gunn's new adventure Super, which will be released in theaters across the country on April 8. Click on the video player below for your first glimpse inside this new comedy about a man without super powers who decides to become a superhero anyway.

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!

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‘Super’ Poster!

The first poster has just arrived from the upcoming superhero comedy Super, which hits theaters nationwide on April 1. Take a look at this new one-sheet below, which features star Rainn Wilson as the Crimson Bolt.

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!

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Three ‘Super’ Photos Featuring Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon

The director confirmed the April 1, 2011 (April Fools Day) release date, but added that Super will only be released in Los Angeles and New York City on April 1, with the movie expanding to more markets on April 8. It wasn't clear what cities would be included in the April 8 expansion, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with more details as soon as we have them.

Super was released April 1st, 2011.

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