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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Image via Paramount Pictures

Image via Paramount Pictures

Earlier this year, film fans were treated to a bit of a surprise when the film 10 Cloverfield Lane was revealed. Not only was this a spiritual successful to the hit film Cloverfield, but in many ways, 10 Cloverfield Lane seemed like a completely different type of flick. Whereas the original movie was presented in the found footage style, 10 Cloverfield Lane was a standard film, told with a limited cast in a claustrophobic environment. The only real connection between the films lied in its name and ending.

Given the loose connections, it came as less of a surprise when the rumor dropped that an upcoming film titled God Particle would be treated the same way.



Would it be a great idea to expand on this universe with several standalone films that slowly push forward the mythology surrounding this alien invasion. It’s a novel concept, and the beauty of the idea is that none of the films really have to be creatively restricted by one another and can largely exist on their own strengths, just as the first two movies did.

The real interesting thing, however, comes from actress Mbatha-Raw, who speaking with Screen Crush, revealed that she didn’t even know that God Particle was a Cloverfield movie.

“I actually have no idea. That is news to me. When I did the project it was a total standalone sci-fi, space thriller. So I couldn’t tell you how it’s connected. I don’t know if that’s just a rumor.”

So is this just a rumor? Not necessarily. We heard similar things from actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead in regards to 10 Cloverfield Lane, which was originally called Valencia. This was a film that was retroactively jury-rigged to get inserted into the Cloverfield canon, and as such, it’s not impossible that the same can be done of God Particle. This could still just be a rumor, but I wouldn’t go so far as to rule out the possibility just yet.

What do you think? Do you want to see God Particle turn into the third Cloverfield film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Screen Crush

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.