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Does This Concept Art Reveal The Super 8 Alien?

Much like the promotion leading up to Cloverfield back in 2007/2008, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company has set up a solid air of mystery surround his next project: Super 8. Kicking off with a super-secretive trailer that premiered back in May before Iron Man 2, even the casting has been strange, with no big names appearing in the lineup (the biggest names being Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning). But just like with Cloverfield, this means that people will be searching for scoops and hints anywhere they can find it, especially when it comes to finding out what the monster looks like. This is one of those stories.

A user named SS-Cotopaxi took to the bastion of reliable movie news known as the IMDb message boards a few hours back and posted what he says is concept art for Abrams' next film. The user claims that his friend's brother's wife - not to be confused with his father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate - works for a marketing company and recently received an email with an image attachment from Paramount Studios:

Now comes the questioning as to whether or not this is real. Some of you may remember the ridiculous amount of "concept art" that came out before Cloverfield that turned out to be completely off base (this nor this look anything like this). I will say that, judging by the trailer, the size of the creature looks on target, but there's really no way to tell if this is real unless we getting an email later today from Paramount asking us to take it down. If you see an [IMAGE REMOVED AT REQUEST OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER] tag in the space above later today, then and only then will we have our answer.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.