The ‘Midnight Special’ Trailer Shows Us a Different Kind of Superhero Film

We’ve been living in a renaissance of Superhero films these last few years, but Jeff Nichols’s Midnight Special puts a very different spin on this sort of story. Starring Sam Shepard, Kristen Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, and (General Zod himself) Michael Shannon, the movie is about a boy (played by Jaeden Lieberher) who ends up with extraordinary powers and the consequences that follow.

It’s a very different tone than most of the films we’ve seen in the genre (if you can even include it), and at the very least the trailer is definitely worth watching.

Midnight Special comes to theaters March 18, 2016.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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