The shared universe of the Cloverfield movies will continue to grow, according to an exclusive story on The Wrap. The website is reporting that previously announced film, God Particle, will be the third movie in what is soon to be an annual franchise. The Wrap also reveals that “Abrams and studio partner Paramount Pictures are quietly developing more movies for the shared universe”.
10 Cloverfield Lane, a “spiritual sequel” to the original Cloverfield was released earlier this year to both critical and audience acclaim. That film too began as a spec script called The Cellar, before being tweaked and shaped to fit the Cloverfield banner. It’s still unclear how God Particle will fit in with the two already released films and whether the connection will be another thematic one or be more direct; based on narrative and plot. Either way, the Cloverfield franchise continues to be an exciting development to follow for genre fans as productions have always managed to involve viewers with viral marketing and hidden connections.
God Particle is directed by Julian Onah. The story follows a group of astronauts who make a horrifying discovery while on a space station orbiting around the Earth. The film stars David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd. It is set to open on February 24, 2017. Footage is also expected to be showcased this Thursday, October 27, 2016 and November 4, 2017. Monkeys Fighting Robots will continue to report as further news develops.