The ‘Cloverfield’ franchise has done very well for itself over the years, especially considering how risky the whole enterprise must have sounded when presented to the studio execs over at Paramount. High concept science-fiction films, shot at relatively low budgets with relatively unknown actors (except for John Goodman of course), in a franchise where each film does not really acknowledge or have much to do with the film that preceded it, aside from name recognition. If JJ Abrams himself was not involved it is doubtful we ever would have seen ‘Cloverfield,’ but lucky for us all, he was. And yet the two films that have come out already, 2008’s ‘Cloverfield’ (which amassed over $170 million after costing only a paltry $25) and the more recent ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ (while not quite as big a success, was still a hit on a relatively small budget) both have proven that with good marketing and solid word of mouth (not to mention actually worthwhile movies) you can still do fairly well in the box-office, making Paramount’s gamble in the franchise a resounding success.
And so it is not that shocking that we are getting a third entry in the ‘Cloverfield’ franchise in 2017, the only surprise is that it is being pushed from February of 2017 all the way back until October of 2017, which has many fans saddened that they have to wait all of those extra months. Very little is known about the third film, rumored to be call ‘God Particle,’ aside from the fact that it takes place in the same universe as the other two films, and that it will take place in space in the near future. And considering that the first two films dealt with visitors from outer space, there’s a good chance that ‘God Particle’ might shed some light on these extraterrestrial terrors and where they come from, or at least give us a piece of the puzzle, since JJ Abrams projects are well known for holding back the answers to mysteries and oftentimes not ever giving them out.
Are you excited for ‘God Particle?’ Do you have any theories on what it could be about, or if it might deal with one of the alien species that came to Earth in the previous films? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant
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