New Poster for James Gunn's Super Tells Crime to Shut It
02.26.11 by Ryan
Writer-director James Gunn has been relatively quiet of late about his upcoming "superhero" movie Super, which follows a short order cook named Frank (Rainn Wilson) who decides to fight crime as a costumed superhero after his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a drug dealer (Kevin Bacon).
Gunn originally wrote Super in 2003, but wasn't able to make it until years later, when Gunn's "email buddy" and comic book writer Mark Millar had started writing Kick-Ass, which featured a similar storyline about a high school teenager who decides to fight crime alongside a younger, female sidekick. While Super also has a sidekick in Ellen Page, Gunn pointed out last September that his "movie could live with four superhero movies of guys without super powers" and that Super is "a little darker" than Kick-Ass. To prove it, Gunn has released the first poster for the movie, which adds the tagline, "he'll totally f**king beat evil.
A new preview clip for the movie is also online, shown during Rainn's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The clip shows the first meeting between Rainn and Page.