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In the lead up to next week’s premiere of SUPER, I encourage you to listen to This American Life’s Episode # 178, “Superpowers”. Among the highlights are the battle of invisibility vs. flying — what does it reveal if you want one over the other. Plus it’s got Chris Ware, Real-life Wonder Twins, & Kelly McEvers, whose done virtually everything one needs to do to be considered SUPER.
I am forbidden to reveal how this was done and it would be wrong for anyone in the film to actually take credit. These things take months of planning. Most places forbid you from putting anything in the water supply — and I am not saying anyone involved in the film actually did anything remotely related to such action. Did you know though that there are already over 300 real-life Superheroes patrolling the streets of this great land?
And yes, sometimes they get their nose broken. [...]