* ActorAllusion: Everyone in the main cast have previously starred in comic-based movies or at least movies that have had comic tie-ins. Creator/LivTyler was in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', Creator/EllenPage and Creator/KevinBacon were both in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies (''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' respectively), Creator/RainnWilson had a cameo in ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'', and Creator/NathanFillion is the current go-to voice of {{WesternAnimation/Green Lantern|Emerald Knights}} and played [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]].
* AllStarCast: RainnWilson, EllenPage, Creator/LivTyler, Creator/NathanFillion, Creator/KevinBacon.
* CreatorCameo: Director James Gunn plays {{Satan}} (or Demonswill) in The Holy Avenger's public access television show.
* DuelingMovies: With 2010's ''Film/KickAss'', which had a similar premise of dark, realistic superheroics. ''Super'' is even darker and more [[RealityEnsues grounded in reality]]. Both MarkMillar and Gunn are friends in real life, with the former defending the latter's work when accusations of copying came up (both films were developed around the same time independently of one another). Millar even screened ''Super'' at his own Kapow! comic convention in London. There's a third movie to factor into this with ''Film/{{Defendor}}'', which played at festivals before either film came out. ''Film/{{Super}}'' could be considered half-way between ''Film/KickAss'' and ''Film/{{Defendor}}'', or maybe even more similar to the latter in many aspects.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/TheOffice Dwight Schrute]], unsure about buying a bunny from [[Series/FreaksAndGeeks Lindsay Weir]], is inspired by [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]]'s evangelical Christian TV show, and teams up with Film/{{Juno}} to save his wife [[LordOfTheRings Arwen]] from the clutches of evil drug dealer [[Film/{{Footloose}} Ren McCormick]] and his minion [[Film/MallRats Mr. Svenning]] (and ''his'' minions [[Film/TromeoAndJuliet Benny Que & Sammy Capulet]]).