Rainn Wilson Cast in Super Hero Movie

This article isn’t referring to the parody film that came out over a year ago, entitled Superhero Movie, instead we’re talking about the upcoming action comedy, Super. According to Variety, the film will take aim at the superhero genre and will feature NBC’s The Office star Rainn Wilson as its lead.

The actor will join Oscar nominee Ellen Page, and Liv Tyler in the James Gunn directed film. This will be a small reunion for co-stars Wilson and Page who previously worked together on 2007′s Juno.

Super will center on an average guy who takes on the pseudo-superhero alter ego of the Crimson Bolt, after watching his wife (Tyler) fall under the spell of a charming drug dealer. Lacking super powers, he compensates by swinging a trusty wrench. The screenplay for the film was also written by James Gunn, who previously wrote the scripts for Dawn of the Dead, and two Scooby Doo films. His directorial debut was the campy horror flick Slither back in 2006.

For some odd reason, it sounds like we’ve seen this before. The premise of an average man putting on the persona of a superhero to impress a woman? Yet, with Rainn Wilson as the lead I’ll let this one slide. I’d love to hear more about Ellen’s character, wouldn’t it be funny if she was the drug dealer in question?

What do you think about the cast of James Gunn’s Super?