Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Superhero sidekicks...trend watch?

It looks like appearing in a supporting role in a superhero film is the new black for some of TV's second bananas. First, we've got Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) enjoying some screen time in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

Now, we've got Sam Huntington, aka Luke the drug-filled-piƱata smuggler from Veronica Mars. Sam won the coveted role of Jimmy Olsen in the new Superman Returns movie coming out tomorrow.

Sam (who, despite a certain weakness of character on VM, I've always thought was sorta cute) will also be starring in Kristen Bell's next film, Fanboys, about a group of Star Wars fans who trek to Skywalker Ranch to view Episode I before its release. Maybe this time she really will spike his juice box and have her way with him! (Though, seeing as how Sam starred in Jungle 2 Jungle, I could see why she might take a pass on that.)

What's next for this burgeoning trend--T.R. Knight as Robin? Liza Weil as Aquagirl?

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