Sorry JJ, someone opened your mystery box. According to our friends at The Wrap, the upcoming Abrams-produced God Particle is in fact, another Cloverfield movie. To everyone who speculated that Julis Onah’s God Particle was the next Cloverfield, give yourselves a pat on the back.
That’s not all! Turns out, we’re going to be getting a Cloverfield movie annually from now on. Essentially, that means we get an Abrams produced Twilight Zone film every year, and who doesn’t want that?
How these films will tie together remains a mystery. Besides Slusho and an easter egg related to the ARG (“Alternate Reality Game” it’s this whole thing), there was no real significant connection between Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane. In fact, we don’t even know for sure if they take place in the same universe.
I’m interested to see if God Particle has any connective tissue to the first two films outside a few covert references. Will there be any underlying narrative throughline that connects these films, or will Cloverfield just be a series of completely standalone anthology films? Either direction wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, although how awesome would it be to see the Cloverfield monster again?
Either way, I see this as good news. 10 Cloverfield Lane was great, aside from the final 15 minutes that is, and it’ll be cool to have a series of completely original sci-fi stories. God Particle sounds intriguing, it deals with astronauts and alternate realities and all sorts of wacky science fiction, and I’m sure there will be at least one Slusho reference.
And guess what? It comes out in February! That’s right, we’re getting the next Cloverfield movie in just a few short months. I wonder how long Abrams and co. will publicly pretend that this isn’t a Cloverfield film. Place your bets folks.