Early Super clip is kinda funny, kinda gritty and full of swears

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Dec 14, 2012

The first clip from the James Gunn film Super was just posted by ComingSoon, and it gives us a look at how Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page are going to play their "real people as superhero" roles. Judging from this clip -- where a beaten, bloody man who may or (more likely) may not be a bad guy lies moaning in pain at the foot of the two would-be heroes while they argue -- it's going to be a very dark comedy.

The official description of the film is:

An average guy (Wilson) 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.

As The Crimson Bolt hones his hero character, he takes on the requisite sidekick (Page), a psychopathic teen who works at the local comic book store. Armed with deadly ideas, she becomes Boltie, and aids The Crimson Bolt as he tries to take down the drug dealer that destroyed his marriage.

So it's the classic Shakespearean plot of average boy meets hot actress girl, average boy loses hot actress girl, average boy dresses up in a costume and beats people with wrench. Check it out below:

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