No one was supposed to see the top secret Super 8 trailer video for the new project from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg unless they were headed to the Iron Man 2 premiere this weekend. The Super 8 trailer was supposed to be a surprise aired during the previews for the new Iron Man sequel. Instead, the Super 8 video was leaked in advance to the Net for all to enjoy.
The super secret JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg project has been the subject of a massive swirl of rumors in the last few days. Few details about the project have come to light so far. Until last night, when the trailer for Super 8 aired in the previews for Iron Man 2 at the film’s midnight premiere.
But before most people saw the Super 8 trailer in the theaters, the video was already spreading across the Net. Which frankly, we’re sure doesn’t displease Abrams or Spielberg. Viral videos are the movie industry’s not-so-secret weapon in the modern Internet age. Heck, half the time the studios leak this stuff themselves!
For those who haven’t yet seen the Super 8 trailer video leaked online, you can check it out below – for as long as it lasts. We apologize if it gets taken down, we’ll try to find another source if it does.
Hints of an alien monster, train crashes, explosions, Area 51 – we can’t wait to see more about Super 8 soon. This trailer still leaves us with far more questions than answers about this mysterious movie. Regardless, the brief trailer does certainly leave us wanting more! Â Too bad we’ll have to wait until next summer to actually see it.
Iron Man 2 is already piling up the cash at the box office! The Iron man sequel opened in more than 2,500 theaters at 12:01 AM on Friday and has earned an estimated $7.5 million just from fans willing to camp out for the film’s midnight premiere.
Iron Man 2 will play in over 4,000 theaters in the U.S. throughout the weekend and is expected to easily come out the big winner at the weekend box office with an estimated $140 million take at least. Hundreds of theaters across the country sold out for the movie’s midnight showing.
The opening of Iron Man 2 hasn’t quite managed to break any records yet, but so far the film is certainly making a strong showing at the box office. The film has already grossed over $133 million worldwide.
The new Iron Man 2 trailer debuted after the Academy Awards Sunday night and it just made us drool in anticipation of the sequel. Most especially, the brief bits with Scarlett Johansson as the mysterious and deliciously yummy Black Widow.
While neither delicious nor yummy, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke as villains Justin Hammer and Ivan Vanko comes across as fabulously nasty in the new trailer and worthy foils for Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The new Iron Man 2 trailer also boasts plenty of action (the race car scene is cool as hell!) and a smattering of the humorously witty dialogue that made the first film such a treat.
What do you think of the new trailer for Iron Man 2? Can the sequel live up to the hype and actually do justice to the awesomeness of the original Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man film? We certainly hope so!
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