Well, maybe it's not entirely the first time you've heard of this. According to HitFix, Super 8 is rumored to actually be the Cloverfield sequel we've been waiting on for two years. Abrams revealed back in January that Cloverfield 2 was finally in some early stages of development, and its IMDb page currently lists it as a 2011 release. If you recall, one idea for a sequel was to have it set during the same night as the first film but from the perspective of another, unrelated character. So if Super 8 is indeed the real title, perhaps it refers to another document of the Cloverfield Monster attack, this one shot on a Super 8 camera. Does that mean the protagonist will be some artsy experimental filmmaker sill working with 8mm stock?
Or, maybe Abrams, his co-writer, Drew Goddard, and returning director Matt Reeves changed their mind and have made a Cloverfield prequel, set in the '70s and documented with that era's home movie standard, as kind of a nod to the pre-YouTube days of amateur filmmaking. Or, of course, Super 8 has nothing at all to do with Cloverfield and we're all going to be pleasantly scratching our heads this weekend after we buy tickets for some little movie called Iron Man 2 just to be able to see what this teaser entails. And don't think you'll be getting any leaks before Thursday night, because HitFix reports that this teaser is under lock and codekey until then.