IFC Films has announced a release date for James Gunn’s Super. The Slither and Tromeo and Juliet genius brings to us the story of an everyday hero with aspirations to fight evildoers, played by Rainn Wilson of The Office. Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Michael “Crazy one-handed Merle” Rooker will appear.

Here’s Wilson as his alter-ego, The Crimson Bolt. Love how lame his little sign is.

Super will hit theaters in NYC and LA on April 1st (yes, April Fool’s day) and roll out to other cities in the weeks to come.

I’m sure most everyone is sick to death of “realistic” superhero films, what with Kick-Ass, Defendor and Special all tackling similar material in different ways, but Gunn’s sense of humor is looking as mean and twisted as ever. This previously-released clip should be all you need to convince you to
see the film.

Head on over to Gunn’s site to see more photos, including one of Ellen Page in costume, looking a bit like a low-rent Green Lantern with Wolverine’s claws.