Another Super 8 Spoiler: Bruce Greenwood Discusses His Secret Role

Greenwood300.jpgLast week, in a strange last-minute effort to promote Super 8, Paramount released a spoiler-iffic video that explained the mystery creature the studio had been cleverly concealing in all promos until that point. And now, after Super 8 dominated the box office during its opening weekend, Star Trek actor Bruce Greenwood is coming forward to take credit for his own hush hush contribution to the J.J. Abrams homage to Steven Spielberg -- specifically in shaping that previously mysterious creature. Major spoilers after the jump.

If you looked closely in the film's credits, you would have noticed that Greenwood was credited for the role of "Cooper" in the film. As the Montreal Gazette reports, "Cooper" was the nickname the production gave the alien monster on-set, and Greenwood -- who worked with Abrams on the Star Trek film -- completed performance capture work for the extraterrestrial creature so that his facial expressions could appear lifelike, especially in that final scene between the monster and Joe, played by Joel Courtney.

Said the actor about his Super 8 experience:

"It's not your typical acting exercise at all, because you're really the only person in this room with all these cameras in it. It was a very weird thing to offer up all this big emotion while the rest of the people in the room are picking away at the craft services table. And you never really how it will turn out because it's all left in the hands of the artists and animators who are putting your work together."

Fun. For what it's worth, "Cooper" did look kinda like Bruce Greenwood. Sorta. Feel free to discuss more Super 8 spoilers at length right here.

· Bruce Greenwood is scariest character you won't see in 'Super 8' [Montreal Gazette via CinemaBlend]


  • Vinci S. says:

    Hmmn .... Greenwood is an exceptionally handsome man. That monster was grotesque. Don't see it.

  • androidative says:

    All I can say is that I was really pleased with this film. Based on the trailers, I was expecting this film to be mediocre, I was wrong. In my opinion, for a superhero movie to work, it all narrows down to special effects and the acting. For this movie, they are both great. This movie may possibly not have been as good as X-men: First Class or The Dark Knight, but it is an above average superhero movie. Ryan Reynolds is good as always and Mark Strong delivered a strong performance as well. This film is heavy on special effects and they are Impressive. The dialogue is nothing new but don't expect it to be very good given the fact that its a superhero movie. Overall, this movie was very well done and I liked it a lot more than I thought it would. Hopefully this may be the first of many Green Lantern movies since this has the potential to become a great movie franchise.