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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Cloverfield has never really been a traditional franchise. It started out as a twist on the giant monster genre, except with the unique, found footage skin thrown over it.

From there, it surprised again when its sequel, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was revealed. Rather than have it be a traditional sequel, it told its own story, and only by the end did the viewer realize it was connected to the same universe as Cloverfield. What’s more, in an age of big-budget blockbusters, it dared to be a quiet, low-key horror film with a high concept.

Now, it looks like the Cloverfield franchise could make another unexpected move with its next outing. According to The Tracking Board editor-in-chief Jeff Sneider, Cloverfield 3 (rumored title Cloverfield Station) may be heading straight to Netflix.

Here’s his tweet below:

It’s worth reiterating that this is just something that was overheard at Sundance, and by no means means it’s a sure thing. That being said, it would be an interesting and smart move from the studio, and could justify some of the delays the film has been having.

Plus, in today’s era of big-budget blockbusters, we’re seeing more and more low-to-mid-budget films premiere on the streaming service. As time has gone on, audiences have been more and more content with their in-home theater experiences, and a more intimate franchise like Cloverfield would be a great way to truly test that appeal.

What do you think of Cloverfield 3 potentially premiering on Netflix? let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Jeff Sneider

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Wait, how did the films connect? The aliens that came down didn’t look like the Cloverfield monster. I figured it was just a name of the anthology. Did I miss something?

    • FeixPunk

      Not sure of direct species connections. I did enjoy 10 Cloverfield Lane. I’m a big fan of Goodman’s.

  • Lenin1959

    Maybe by “new Cloverfield movie” they mean the NEXT Cloverfield (the one after Cloverfield Station) movie being produced by/for Netflix?

  • Shonuff

    This means the movie sucks

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.