Leave it to J.J. Abrams to try and use secrecy about a trailer to steal some of Iron Man 2‘s thunder this weekend. Attached to IM2 will be the first look at Abrams’ next super-secret film, Super 8. Super 8 is being compared to Cloverfield due to the extent of the secrecy and attempt to garner interest via viral marketing. On Tuesday, we reported that Super 8 “was absolutely connected to Cloverfield“, most likely as a prequel. Today, Abrams categorically denied that rumor, telling Vulture, “You have to check [out the trailer, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting.”
I suspect we’ll know what’s in the Super 8 trailer before Iron Man 2 debuts at midnight tomorrow. And hey, at least we know the title of the film, which is more than we could say about Cloverfield when the teaser debuted with Transformers back in 2007. Just remember: after you see the Super 8 trailer, there’s this whole major motion picture afterwards. It has superheroes and it’s pretty good. You’ll probably enjoy it.