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JJ Abrams apparently liked working with Bruce Greenwood who played Capt. Pike in the Star Trek movie. Bruce’s name appears in the credits for Abrams new movie Super 8, and now his surprising role has been revealed [spoilers below]. We also have a new poll on JJ Abrams Super 8.
Greenwood is Abrams Super 8 monster
Actor Bruce Greenwood appears in the Super 8 credits as "Cooper: Bruce Greenwood," and if you saw the film you may be wondering "who was Cooper?" Speaking to the Montreal Gazette, Greenwood explained that Cooper is the name that JJ Abrams gave to the alien creature at the heart of the mystery for Super 8. And it was Greenwood who did the performance capture work for that alien. Greenwood discussed the work saying:
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.
Super 8 was the #1 movie at the box office for the weekend, bringing in $35.5 million (in addition to $1M from some previews on Thursday). The lower-budget film film performed ahead of expectations, and with generally positive reviews (83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) is expected to have good word of mouth.
If you want even more spoilers, here is the full viral video with details on the alien monster.
It is good to know that Abrams is keeping Greenwood inside the Bad Robot circle of trust. One thing Trek fans seem to agree on is that they would like to see Greenwood back in the Star Trek sequel, something Greenwood has expressed interest in as well.
JJ Abrams and Bruce Greenwood at Star Trek premiere – back together for Super 8
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