New Clip from Super, Plus Writer-Director James Gunn on Post-Super Projects
03.25.11 by BJSprecher
Control yourselves, fanboys. The latest new clip from writer-director James Gunn's dark "superhero" comedy, Super—about a man (Rainn Wilson) who becomes a costumed vigilante to try to win back his wife (Liv Tyler) after she is stolen away from him by a charismatic drug dealer (Kevin Bacon)—contains footage of Academy Award-nominated ingenue actress Ellen Page acting "inappropriate" in a skintight superhero costume. Proceed with caution.
In the new clip, Frank discovers—to his chagrin—that his alter-ego, Crimson Bolt, has just gained a "kid sidekick" in the form of comic book aficionado Libby, aka Boltie.
In a recent interview with LatinoReview, Gunn revealed that he is ready for the big times now that Super is behind him.
I don't think my next movie is going to be an ultra-low budget movie like Super, but I don't think—I love doing it, I'm happy I did it, but if I do it again for another year I think it might kill me. So I think I'm going to do something with a little bit of a bigger budget, more of an entertaining pop-show and that's what I plan on doing next.
Gunn said that he has flirted with the idea of doing a mainstream superhero movie in the past and would consider it again in the future, if the right project came along.
I've had discussions with Marvel, even from the beginning of the career. I remember being offered to write Fantastic Four ten years ago or some that I didn't do. If something inspired me I would.
A lot of things I'm attracted to may not be may not be the most popular superheroes in the world and so it's just a matter of finding the right project. But I would do it if it was something that inspired me. You never know, some morning I could wake up with an idea in my head for anything and it could be a western, a comedy, a superhero movie, a melodrama and that's what will take me over for that day.
Super debuted at the recent South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and opens in limited release on April 1st. Linda Cardellini, and Nathan Fillion also star.