Not too long ago, Vincent J. Roth created his own cinematic superhero, Surge, and an action-comedy movie for him to star in: Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes. Surge was a first for superhero movies in that he is openly gay, a threshold neither Marvel nor DC have gotten around to crossing yet. Now Surge is returning in a second film appropriately titled Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel, and he’s brought along a giant heap of all-stars from superhero and horror franchises.
Check out this list: “Star Trek” actors Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, The Exorcist’s Linda Blair, “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” star Gil Gerard, and Lou Ferrigno, TV’s Incredible Hulk. The sequel has already screened at film festivals and won awards for Best Comedy, Best Villain, Best Special Effects and Most Inspirational Lead Character.
Surge’s nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Blair, Gerard) and tempted to continue a life of crime by Augur (Roberts), archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichols, Picardo). Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals. Needing more crime fighting help, Surge activates the artificial intelligence in the Surgemobile (Vilanch, Farnon). Augur emerges from the shadows back in Big City, causing Omen to step into the fray, which alerts The Council, a supervillain cabal bent on world domination. Facing more enemies than ever before, Surge must do whatever it takes to save mankind.
You’ll get the chance to see Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel at some point in 2018 as the movie makes its debut across the country. It opens January 5 in Los Angeles, expands to New York on January 19, and will continue to add screens in the weeks after.