'Archenemy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the superhero thriller starring Joe Manganiello

Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, 'Archenemy' premiered at Beyond Fest on October 7, 2020, and is all set to release on VoD in December


                            'Archenemy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the superhero thriller starring Joe Manganiello
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Move over Christmas films, it's time for some swashbuckling, mind-bending action in December and if it was Michael Bay's '6 Underground' that had the audience wowed, Joe Manganiello, one of Hollywood's bonafide action stars is all set to turn on the heat as Max Fist in 'Archenemy', a hero claiming to be from another dimension. He's somehow managed to make his way to Earth but has lost his powers. From the trailer, this part of the story is quite intriguing and the treatment suggests a rather dark and gritty tone to a superhero film.

Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, 'Archenemy' premiered at Beyond Fest on October 7, 2020, and is all set to release on VoD platforms in December. Here's a quick primer ahead of the film's release. 

Release date

'Archenemy' releases December 11, 2020, on VoD.

Plot

Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) is supposed to be a force. Except no one believes him. Hamster (Skylan Brooks) and his sister Indigo (Zolee Griggs) are the two people who feel there is some truth about Max. They recruit him to help take on a local drug gang and that sets off a violent journey for the trio. Much about the film's plot is still under wraps, but the trailer promises some high-octane action. The official synopsis reads: "A teen meets a mysterious man who claims he lost his superpowers after arriving from another dimension. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out a vicious crime boss and his local drug syndicate."

Cast

Joe Manganiello as Max Fist

Joe Manganiello (Getty Images)

The actor is best-known for playing Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-man'. He was cast as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe, making his first appearance in 2017's 'Justice League'. His other major projects include— 'Magic Mike', 'Magic Mike XXL', 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', and 'Sabotage'. He plays Max Fist in 'Archenemy', a man claiming to be a superhero from another dimension. 

Skylan Brooks as Hamster

Skylan Brooks (Getty Images)

The 21-year-old shot to fame as Mister in 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete'. He had a cameo appearance as Hoppy in Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Southpaw'. 

Zolee Griggs as Indigo

Zolee Griggs (Getty Images)

Griggs is known for 'Bride Wars' and 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga'

Writer/Director

'Archenemy' is written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer. Daniel Noah, Elijah Wood, Kim Sherman, Lisa Whalen, Joe and Nick Manganiello serve as the producers. 

Trailer

A hulking bearded guy claiming to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, what's not to like?



 

 

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