‘Super’ Trailer Is ‘Kick-Ass’ Done Indie Style

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:42 pm,

Rainn Wilson in the trailer for Super Super Trailer Is Kick Ass Done Indie Style

It’s a good year for fans of stories about costumed heroes who risk life and limb in their battle for justice. Before Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern, or even the young X-Men hit the big screen this summer, there’s another crime fighter due to hit theaters – on April Fool’s Day, appropriately enough.

That masked vigilante is one Frank D’Arbo (Rainn Wilson), who assembles his own makeshift outfit and grabs a handy wrench as a tool to fight criminals of all creeds (thieves, hoodlums, would-be child molesters) in Slither filmmaker James Gunn’s Super.

Super stars The Office‘s Wilson as a man whose wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for Jacques, a smooth-talking, well-dressed drug dealer played by X-Men: First Class‘ baddie Kevin Bacon. Wilson as Frank is thereafter inspired to transform himself from average schmo into a superhero named The Crimson Bolt.

Joining Frank on his quest for “justice” is one Libby (Ellen Page), a comic book fanatic who assembles her own green-and-yellow duds – complete with a jail-baiting miniskirt – to become the sidekick, Boltie. As you can imagine, much in the way of outrageous antics ensue.

Gunn tweeted that the Super trailer doesn’t even come close to showing how perverse the film really is, saying that “it’s darker & deeper & more effed up than we can show in two minutes.” Just in case you still don’t believe it, the theatrical preview features comments from sites like Bloody Disgusting that only further emphasize that idea. Also – sorry Dr. Horrible fans, Nathan Fillion’s a crime fighter in this movie too, but sadly not that of Captain Hammer.

Check out the trailer:

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Super arrives just under a year after Kick-Ass hit the big screen, and it also looks to deliver lots of darkly comical mayhem and shock-inducing violence galore. However, whereas Matthew Vaughn’s comic book flick had a polished and professional look to everything from the cinematography to the do-it-yourself costumes worn by the likes of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, Super has much more of a low-budget (re: indie) bend overall.

Most of the gags in this trailer are entertaining enough, and Super promises to deliver much more in the way of outlandish humor that is only hinted at here. The quirkier comedy style might not be to everyone’s taste, but there’s definitely a crowd that wants to see this – if only the folk who turned out for Defendor last year. Plus it could be fun to watch Page take on a more twisted version of her Juno persona.

Super Ellen Page Rain Wilson Super Trailer Is Kick Ass Done Indie Style

Super arrives in theaters next month on April 1st. Will you be checking it out?

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  1. This looks great

    • Agreed

  2. wow! i am laughing my A@s off and i haven’t seen the full movie yet. this looks like a great watch

  3. will for sure be seein this!!

  4. I keep thinking Kick-Ass rip-off though… but then I remember this movie has been in pre-production quite some time.

    Glad to see it’s apparently moved away from its original premise of having Green Arrow stuck in jail though. I didn’t really want to see that character start out in the movies like that. Or am I thinking of another movie?

    • I think the same, it looks great, but like a Kick-Ass rip-off, even if the movie has been in pre-production for some time.

  5. Me likey

  6. SuperMax

  7. Wow! Kick-Ass with Dwight as the star… and Ellen Page meshes very well in with this whole plot. Looks like my kind of humor!

  8. yes I will!! LOL

  9. ugh. all of these movies are pretty much exactly the same, except for setting. same characters, same soundtrack, same moral. same, same, same.

    • but i love kevin bacon sooo

  10. looks good, kinda regret not seeing “The Defender” yet

    i’ll probably watch the 2 back to back on DVD

  11. Nathan Fillion as a super here in drag?

  12. i think daredevil gon’ sue somebody

  13. I thought Kick-Ass was a little over-rated. That aside, I want to see this.

  14. More hyper-ironic, stale, been-there schtick. The same hipster awkward-hip pauses in the dialogue, the same chunky doofus and his alt-chick sidekick, the same set-pieces and 20-something guffaw-inducing “weirdness” (read: IFC cashing in on pre-established tropes) that we’ve seen a million times. As Chris Walken so eloquently put it, “Yawn…”

  15. This is Kick-Ass indie verison

  16. “shut up crime!!!”

    this looks hilarious

  17. Looks pretty entertaining

  18. Looks like fun……:o)

  19. As long as they kill criminals I’m there.

  20. This has been a work in progress since 1991, before Kick-As came around. It’s a shame that so many people want to call it a rip-off just because Kick-Ass managed to hit theaters first.

  21. no disrespect, but it sure doesn’t look like 20 years worth of ANYthing went into this pile of ripped-off parts. maybe there’s a reason it never got made! (because it sucks? nah…)

  22. Kick-ass was actually an indie movie also, but yeah, I still get your point. I can’t wait for this, cause Juno and Kick-ass are both my favorite movies, so its awesome seeing them together, at least IN A WAY : )