When Rainn Wilson plays a superhero, Super is born.
The new trailer for Super contains the scene where a middle-aged man (Wilson) wanders through a comic book store pulling titles off the shelf, acting amazed that there are these things called “superheroes” and seeming as though he’s never heard of this “bat man” before.
Things get better when Wilson puts on a costume and goes out to battle crime by dropping bricks on its head and engaging in violent, and other activities. Written and directed by James Gunn, the movie also Stars, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Linda Cardellini, and Michael Rooker.
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!