Per The Wrap, the upcoming sci-fi space movie from producer J.J. Abrams God Particle is now said to be a part of the Cloverfield universe, which I guess is now a thing. Many people had assumed this would be the case, but I find this news to be somewhat disappointing. With a cast that includes David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd, I’m sure we’ll be getting an intriguing film, but I’d be lying if I said the Cloverfield “connections” in 10 Cloverfield Lane (if you can even call them that) severely harmed the last act in an otherwise great film.
It’s also said that Paramount and Abrams want to release a film in this newly created franchise every year which, again, doesn’t sound all that great to me. I get that these films would otherwise be hard to market and release because they wouldn’t strictly be franchise films (as sad as that sounds), but I just hope the tie-ins to these films, especially God Particle, aren’t as half-assed as they were in 10 Cloverfield Lane.
God Particle is due to be released on February 24th, 2017.