James Gunn’s upcoming movie Super has a veritable assload of weird and hilarious actors who will ensure comedy orgasm when the film is released… whenever it’s released. The latest? Nathan Fucking Fillion. Boom cha.
Super is about a superhero (played by Rainn Wilson) who isn’t so super. Think more “Greatest American Hero” and less Superman. Since he began releasing details on his blog and Twitter account months ago, Gunn has been completely fired up about this project, which already boasted stars Wilson, Liv Tyler, Ellen Page and, in a stroke of genius, Kevin Bacon. Now we can add Nathan Fillion and some other folks to the mix.
Fillion is an icon in the nerd world for his roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Slither (which Gunn directed), “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and “Firefly”/Serenity. He basically embodies today’s version of Han Solo. Therefore, it’s no big surprise that Fillion would be cast in a film that will show off his acting chops as well as those fabulous guns he carries around all day. Ahem.
While announcing Fillion on his blog, Gunn also revealed a few more new Super cast members, the biggest of which include Linda Cardellini (“Freaks and Geeks,” “ER”), brother Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls”) and Andre Royo (“The Wire”).
Filming for Super continues in Louisiana.