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Comic-Con Super Panel and the First Photo of the Crimson Bolt!

As many of you know, we went to Comic-Con this weekend and showed the first ever footage from SUPER.  As reported on nearly every fan site, the crowd ate it up!  The panel consisted of me, Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, and producers Ted Hope and Miranda Bailey.  I was so excited that everyone changed their plans around to make it to the Con after showing them a cut of the film last week. SUPER is a VERY low-budget film made as a labor of love by all involved – as I said at the panel, everyone on the film, from me, to all of the actors, to the composer Tyler Bates, are all working on the film for the lowest amount the guilds allow. Yes, I know, there have been other films that are superficially the same as ours, movies about real people becoming superheroes – including some very good ones. But ours is the first that, although funny, focuses first and foremost on the emotions of the characters involved. It is a dark, gritty, violent, no-hold-barred independent film that is, I promise you, not at all what you expect.

And, with that, why don’t I show you some of the complete goofiness that took place on the panel. Here’s some video courtesy of the fine folks at ScreenCrave.com:

Here, someone asked who would win in a fight, Dwight or Mal:

Anyway, the audience got to see a little of the Crimson Bolt in action. Sorry, but we won’t be releasing a trailer or footage onto the internet for a long while. But I least I can share with you here the first ever released photo of the Crimson Bolt:

And here’s the photo that was in the LA Times Comic-Con article Friday morning, with Liv Tyler as Sarah and Rainn Wilson as Frank.

But, as you know, Comic-Con isn’t all about big movie blockbusters… it’s all about stuffing my girlfriend into small spaces. So here’s Mia in the Comic-Con bag:

And, of course, Mia grabbing a guy’s crotch at the Tron party:

I was very touched by the warm reception of the fans at Comic-Con – thanks to all of you who were there for your kindness and support. You guys are great.

Oh! – And, finally, if you want the latest news on SUPER, you can sign up to be on the mailing list at www.TheCrimsonBolt.com.

Thanks,

James

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  • Tonya J

    “like a low-rent gimp.” I read that as pimp, at first (has there been a superhero pimp?) – either way, that costume rocks.

  • Bill Pardys Doppelganger

    I also love that the insignia on the costume is of the mask instead of a red bolt. It kinda reminds me of the Venture Bros. joke about having a picture of a shrink ray gun on a shrink ray gun.

  • Jammsbro

    You are so lucky. I could listen to Liv Tyler speak until the star burned out.

  • If the ratings on “Fringe” go up this next season all credit must go to Mia. Thanks for clarifying that she was cupping the crotch of the “Tron” guy. For a second I thought maybe men glow and become all powerful and shit when she grabs their crotch.

    I’m so glad Comic-Con was a blast for you and your “Super” buds! I so can’t wait!!! It’s currently ranked at #8 out of 23 in the imdb.com poll! Also, the picture of Rainn and Liv looks fantastic. Looks like Steve did a fantastic job lighting the film.

    I’m not sure when “Super” will arrive but I’ll be over here eagerly awaiting for it!!!!

  • Bill Pardys Doppelganger

    Rainn looks like a low-rent gimp. I love it.

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  • Rae

    Does the Comic-Con bag even qualify as a small space?

    Thanks for embedding the videos here. I’m still annoyed that I could have made it into Hall H for your panel but didn’t try because I was told the line was too long. However, I must pass on that I was told by someone who spent her entire weekend in Hall H that your panel was her favorite. I can see why!

  • I like that you admit to being terrified about actually getting to shoot your movie. That is a key element to any creative process that most people don’t know about. I have never been able to overcome it, at least not yet. When you said that I understood completely.

    Looks like you guys had fun, and you should always have Fillion on your panels in the future even if he’s not in the movie.

  • Tonya J

    Why Rainn, what a giant … codpiece you have.

    I can’t wait to see Super (especially all the superlatives I’ve been reading … “Will Super be worth your precious time?

    Fuck yes. The footage from the film looks like Kick-Ass mixed with Defendor and then made as rude and comically vulgar as possible. It’s some of the most graphic humor I’ve seen. In a way it’s like Zombieland but more offensively brilliant.”

    I’m a bad fan, though, I guess. I could not go the day you were at Comic-Con. Should have planned better. Even seeing Nathan in person on the Castle panel did not make up for not seeing Jimmy in person.

    It kinda hurt.



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