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. Fantastic.
    Happy April 1st screen rant, happy April 1st

  2. Wow haha totally forgot it was april 1st.I was so excited and pumped to see this thing I literally thought I was tripping at first. Then I remember seeing the screenrant symbol at the beginning. It just took me wayyyy to long to put that together. Cheers screenrant

  3. I’m ashamed of how long it took me to realize what was going on.

  4. And the Oscar for editing goes to….

    • I like this one… haha.

  5. wtf? like, you can’t put a wink at the end that shows you know this is crap. come on. we all know it’s crap. it’s fine if you lead people on before the trailer, but don’t pretend it’s not fake. that just makes you look immature.

    • oh yeah, april 1st. a dur dur. lol.

  6. lol … it took me a while but i got there haha

  7. hahahahahahaha
    as soon as I saw Bill Murray I thought, “I can’t believe I fell for it.” And to keep it going for the whole clip was awesome.

    Nicely done!!!!!!!

  8. arrrrgh. dammit i clicked on the video too

  9. This one was a bit too easy… if you recognize the bits edited into the teaser! Besides, we all know Bill Murray died in October of 2009 of an accidental shooting in his home’s theater room!

    • that’s exactly what i thought! duh screen rant!

  10. Wow lmao. Good one!!

  11. Good One! Got me too.

  12. ha ha ha!!! Good one Screen Rant!

  13. Well Played!!

  14. I knew something was up just by the title. No way Abrams would leak that big bit of info. Nicely done SR. Happy April Fools!

  15. Pretty damn funny. haha!

  16. Well played sir. Well played.

  17. I am THOROUGHLY ashamed at myself for taking so long to realize this.

  18. I just read that Paramount has decided Star Trek is no longer a viable series to explore. No? How about this; Robert Patinson has decided to not do anymore Twilight movies. Oh wait, SR already did that one…and it was a good one too. :-)

  19. Ha ha very lame.

  20. i’m a damn fool.

  21. Haha. You sons of… Well you know. Vic would probably yell at me if I finish that sentence =P. That was pretty good though lol.

    One question. How long did you guys know you were going to do that?

    And I think whoever edited that should be given something for that Groundhog Day scene with Bill Murray driving into the train. Groundhog Day is amazing.

    • Sin,

      We started planning it a few weeks ago – video is courtesy of Mike Eisenberg’s excellent video editing skills.


      • Well, that was definitely a great video lol. I applaud Mike.

      • Nice one!

  22. Hahahahahaha!!!!!!! I was like, Bill Murray is in Super 8!?!? My dream was crushed swiftly.

    • Same here, dude.

  23. you so silly!!!
    very funny.

  24. lol damn! i dont think i should leave the house on april 1rst……….

  25. You ol jive turkey LOL. You had me going.

  26. Lol…April fools. Good job Screenrant.

  27. I love how everyone caught on to this one, but not on to Midnight Sons.
    I applaud you, Screenrant. I applaud you.

  28. You…. Bastard.

  29. That was good :). Never trust screenrant and co. on this day lol.