J.J. Abrams Has a Super Secret Trailer Attached to Iron Man 2

May 4, 2010
Source: HitFix

J.J. Abrams

There's no denying that J.J. Abrams is one sneaky bastard and that he has a passionate love affair with mysteries and secrets. After all the mystery and excitement surrounding Cloverfield swept the internet by storm, it looks like we might be in store for another Abrams-fueled cinematic puzzle of sorts as HitFix has discovered that a brand new mystery movie will be introduced later this weekend with a secret trailer that is attached to copies of Iron Man 2. The project, given the title of Super 8 thanks to the trailer, will only be produced by Abrams (like Cloverfield), but apparently Abrams himself directed the attached secret trailer.

Though the surprise of an unknown and mysterious trailer is no longer secret, HitFix was kind enough not to spoil the trailer for us (mainly because they haven't seen it and don't know what it looks like), however Vulture seems to have more details (if you want to spoil it). We'll definitely have a recap after the midnight shows of Iron Man 2 on Thursday. HitFix (and Vulture) have heard that the trailer is rumored to be for the intermittently talked about Cloverfield sequel, which if true would ruin some of the mystery, but coming from Abrams and his Bad Robot banner, this rumor is to be expected. Maybe it has something to do with another secret Abrams project known as 500 Rads? No one knows, and J.J. Abrams absolutely loves that.

Abrams truly is the master of mystery, secrets and the like. This is a guy who directed a teaser trailer under a fake title and even tricked the crew into thinking they were working on a remake of a teen sex comedy. In this day and age of the internet and knowing everything within seconds, that's incredibly impressive, and the fact that we're just now finding out about this project now is even more impressive. So join us in getting even more excited for Iron Man 2 with the addition of this brand new J.J. Abrams fueled mystery. And stay tuned as this secret trailer will likely be the start of a viral and so much more. See you on Thursday night!

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This is great, I wish we could go back to the old days before we knew everything about a movie before the trailer even came out. Kudos J.J., kudos.

Al on May 4, 2010


I want to see Super 8, but I fear that it will suck as bad as cloverfield.  I will wait for reviews first.  Cloverfield really sucked and the trailers were all hype.  I don't like being disappointed.

JeroHeckm on Jun 16, 2011


wants to know.... wants to know sooooo baldy.

sjophotography on May 4, 2010


Man I love JJ...just watched MI3 again last night and the man sure knows how to add fresh ideas to tired concepts. Can't wait to hear what he's got coming out of his "mystery box" next.

peloquin on May 4, 2010


great...another huge buildup for a project that will in all probability REEK and not be anywhere near as good as the teaser trailers, just like that steaming turd Cloverfield.....more snake oil from St. JJ the Hack....

blasphemer on May 4, 2010


Yeah. He'll lead you on, buy you dinner, invite you in for coffee-- and then tell you he's celibate. His "surprises" aren't "surprises"... they're big, bad tease festivals that end in something totally dull and not worth all the anticipation. And THAT is what makes all of this so exciting for no good reason.

Cracky on May 4, 2010


Cloverfield was epic. Haters suck nuts. Peace.

Dustin Fuston on May 4, 2010


The reason why they aren't great is because as humans we build them up to be so much more than they can possibly be-

---- on May 4, 2010


Agree with #7...Cloverfield was, and will continue to be Epic... can't wait for Super 8! Everyone else can suck it...

zeldaprimed on May 4, 2010


Yes @ 7 and 9, cloverfield was sick as hell, haters probably didnt get into the viral campaign 6 months before, or there just being themselves.....haters. Cant wait for the trailer.

Cody w on May 4, 2010


Cloverfield was fucking awesome, and still the greatest movie marketing of all time, including the greatest teaser trailer of all time. I saw it before an advanced screening of Transformers with no previous knowledge of it (like basically everyone), and I spent most of the feature thinking about that trailer.

Tom on May 4, 2010



blum on May 4, 2010


@11 (Tom) i did the same thing lmao, i looked all over the internet for a year to find out what it was, i was hoping for a new original godzilla lol but i wonder whats this new secret is about..hmm

Tana on May 4, 2010


whatever happened to aladygma?

Brian Ricci on May 4, 2010


Its going to be Lost meets Cloverfield. John Locke escapes from the Island. All hell breaks loose. Muahaha.

JimD on May 4, 2010


JimD I'd pay to see that!

Xerxex on May 5, 2010


Cloverfield was garbage, and the monster looked silly. C'mon people, just admit it!

Metatasian on May 5, 2010



Voice of Reason on May 5, 2010


Why is Jar Jar Abrams allowed to continue to ruin movies? MI:3 was one giant rip-off of Alias, Cloverfield was utterly forgettable and Star Trek was brainless trash. He needs to stick to television.

Governor on May 5, 2010


Saw it. It's the trailer for Mission impossible 4.

Destroyer on May 5, 2010


regardless of the movies success or what people think about cloverfield. i think the marketing of that movie and the hype alone as great.

KING on May 5, 2010


My brother got to see this trailer. He didn't reveal much, but said it has something to do with Area 51.

Carlos Spicy Weiner on May 5, 2010

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