IFC Midnight just sent over the latest poster for Super, James Gunn’s realistic superhero flick. Like the first poster it focuses on one of the heroes, this one “Boltie” played by Ellen Page. Fans of the peppy actress will certainly find much to admire in the film, what with her character’s love of comic books and skin-tight outfit.
I’m still curious how this will play to audiences. It’s got that trademark bizarre Gunn sense of humor (and love of tentacles) all over the place but it’s almost an attempt at a mainstream film.
The new synopsis:
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!
Super hits theaters April 1st.