Super – Non-Comic Book Superhero Series


As we continue our Non-Comic Book Superhero Month, you cannot speak about comic book films without bringing up one of the biggest names in the industry right now, James Gunn! This week we take a look at another cult-classic and highly underrated film, Super. We are joined by friend of the show, magician Travis Nye of Spellbound Magic Shop & Theater.

Before James Gunn brought us The Guardians of the Galaxy, he gave us Super. Super is the low-budget superhero film released at the front end of the superhero Hollywood takeover. The film stars Rainn Wilson as Frank Darbo, aka the Crimson Bolt, a man who thinks that he needs to take the law into his own hands and become a superhero. This bloody and violent film also stars Elliot Page as Libby, aka Boltie, a comic book shop clerk who figures out who Frank is and joins in the fight. The film also features amazing performances from Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, Liv Tyler, & Nathan Fillion.

The Box Office

Marvel crushes the Labor Day Box Office with Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings; their next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with $90 million. Candyman didn’t scar the competition and drops to second place with $13.40 Million. Free Guy freefalls to third with $11.17 million. Paw Patrol: The Movie brings in $5.22 million. “Chasing” that number four spot is Jungle Cruise, coming in at number five with $5.20 million.

The News

With the success of Jungle Cruise, Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are set to return to Disney with Jungle Cruise 2.

The next installment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre finds a new home and will be heading to Netflix.

Lionsgate is set to start filming The Expendables 4 this fall. The film is set to see stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Dolph Lundgren return. New stars set to join the cast include Megan Fox, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, and Tony Jaa.

The Shameless Plugs

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About the Author
Brian is one of the co-founders of Back Lot 605. Movies have always been a passion of his. Some of his closest friends call him a walking movie database. He grew up watching classics like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars. He has a soft spot for good classics like The Sting, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music, & The Wizard of Oz. Brian enjoys a good comic book movie any day and loves The Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has a nerd crush on Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, & Robert Rodriguez. He has been married for ten years and has two handsome twin sons.
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