‘Archenemy’ Trailer: Joe Manganiello Is A Fallen Superhero Seeking Redemption

Joe Manganiello is one of those actors you just immediately believe. Whether he’s playing a werewolf in True Blood or an exotic dancer in Magic Mike, there’s something about him that he’s instantly relatable despite his unfair physique and good looks. He looks like a damn superhero come to Earth, and that makes him perfect for the new film, Archenemy, in which he plays exactly that.


The film by Daniel Isn’t Real writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer stars Manganiello as Max Fist, who claims to be a hero from another cosmic dimension. But here on Earth he has no powers and no way to prove he’s telling the truth. How do you think he gets treated?

The cast surrounding Manganiello is excellent. Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant), Skylan Brooks (The Get Down), Zolee Griggs (Wu-Tang: An American Story), and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) co-star.

Can’t wait for this. Fortunately, Archenemy opens in theaters and digital on December 11th, so I won’t have to.

SYNOPSIS: Max Fist (Manganiello) claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss known as The Manager.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.