Monster Revealed In New ‘Super 8′ Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 17th, 2014 at 10:15 am,

Super 8 Monster Monster Revealed In New Super 8 Trailer

[UPDATE: Just so you know - this was an April Fools Day joke.]

In typical fashion, director J.J. Abrams has not yet revealed the details of the mysterious monster in his upcoming film, Super 8. But with just over two months remaining before its June 10th release, a new trailer finally unveils Abrams’ latest creation – and it’s not exactly what we expected.

Those who expected the monster to resemble that of Cloverfield‘s wild beast will be sorely disappointed. But the new Super 8 trailer showcases plenty of mayhem and destruction associated with the creature. We saw explosions and terror in the previous trailers and TV spots, but the new footage is outstanding and truly brings Abrams’ newest creation to life.

Still, it is surprising to see this revelation so early. For a director who prides himself on secrecy and mystery, it is strange that Abrams would give away his biggest selling point for Super 8 with over two months remaining before release. Having said that, this new trailer should pump the anticipation through the roof – if it wasn’t already there.

Watch the stunning Super 8 new trailer and the latest monster to grace the big screen.

Obviously this monster packs a punch much larger than its size, but it should make for one heck of a movie. Considering its ability to dominate both above and underground, there is plenty to fear. The group of youngsters that capture footage of the monster have plenty in store for them in this new J.J. Abrams film.

What do you think of the monster? Is it all you hoped it would be?

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  1. Aaaaaand now I remember what today is…

  2. Thanks for playing along everyone! Glad you enjoy it… now let’s spread the word and get this sucker viral.

  3. a few places have tried today but you guys are the first to actually fool me. Good job. and very well done trailer

  4. My first thought at seeing Bill Murray in the car: Oh crap! They ruined the movie, they made a comedy out of it!
    When I saw the ragin’ rodent, things (slowly…) started to make sense :-)

  5. I was really hoping the post about more twilight movies was a joke like this one. sadly, this does not appear to be the case.

  6. Score one for the bad guys. Dammit, I coulda been sleeping.

    Good one guys, you almost had me believe Bill was in it, even though the first few shots summoned a strange feeling of nostalgia within me.

    Keep on rockin’.



  7. Good One Vic! Lmao!!!

  8. Okay…I sat down with my coffee and thought, “Cool…WOW me…”
    I now have a scorched crotchal area and a screen in serious need of windex! Well played, you turkeys!

  9. Ha ha ha ha ha! That was great, really had me fooled there for a minute.
    At first I was like whats Bill Murray doing in the movie and than I was like wait a minute I thought a truck ruined the train….. And then I saw the groundhog and I was like, rrright.
    April Fools everybody! :D

  10. I cant believe i fell for that. Totally should have seen it coming considering how many pranks ive pulled today. I thought “Surely i could trust my beloved Screenrant not to pull a quick one on me” lol. Well shoot…. gosh darnit

  11. That’s hilarious! I can’t believe I actually debated with myself for a bit as to whether I should “spoil” the movie by seeing the monster in this “new” trailer. Nice work guys!!

  12. Probably because you admit right there in the article how odd the reveal is for the tight-lipped Abrams is why I thought this would be on the up and up. I didn’t catch it until the much younger-than-he-should-be Bill popped into the preview. XD

    I think it’s funny how the dread of more Twilight movies and fan disillusionment with Hollywood makes the Midnight Sun foolery so much harder to spot. XD

  13. Wow, that was way better than my angry work call antics today. God I love April Fools.

  14. Nice!

  15. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, this made my day!

  16. APRIL FOOLS!!! I forgot it was today… hahaha

  17. Uh, I take it that was for April Fool’s Day…I gotta admit, I was not sure whether to laugh or be irked, but it caught me off guard for sure…until the end of the clip, I was thinking, “Is this really from the movie? It’s scenes from Caddyshack!” (Caddyshack was an excellent movie for the most part, tho.).

  18. I didnt see a Monster… Screen Rant, put a pic of it on here and anyone comment on what it look like.


  20. AWESOME! Can’t wait. That gopher is going to be killer! ;)

  21. Bill Murray must have died at least 3 times in that video!

  22. Haha great work guys!

  23. You bastards!

    April Fool’s = Touche’

  24. at least this one didnt make me pissed off like the Midnight Sun article. Good joke guys :)

  25. Okay, you got me. I watching it like, Bill Murry and Art from the burbs are in this? Very good.

  26. i came upon this a bit late but i laughed my head off anyway…>D

  27. Thank you for the opportunity to download your app for my phone. Unfortunately, having seen your purported Super 8 clip presented as factual, I will decline your generous offer. Hopefully your advertising revenue will be supported by those for whom fraud can be viewed as humor.

    • It was obviously an ‘April’s Fools’ day joke. If you are a frequent reader of the site, you would have instantly much guess this. So lighten up!

    • Dude, April Fools joke, lighten up.