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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you’d looked at the release schedule for 2018, you may have realized that we were surprisingly less than one month away from another Cloverfield. Slated for February 2, it would have been the third movie to expand on the mythos behind the strange monsters from outer space.

However, Paramount has now confirmed that the new upcoming film — formerly referred to as God Particle — has now been pushed back to April 20, 2018. Additionally, that name, God Particle, sounds like it’s been dropped altogether, and is now being referred to as Untitled Cloverfield Sequel.

Personally, the title change doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Early on in 10 Cloverfield Lane’s production, it was referred to as Valencia, and when God Particle was first being utilized, it always felt like more of a production title than a final one. I’m curious what the final title will end up being. As far as the actual release date goes, this was another non-surprise. In fact, as I was looking through the 2018 schedule for our Most Anticipated Films of 2018, I was shocked that its February 2 date had snuck up on us with absolutely no fanfare.

With that in mind, it makes sense they’d push it back. no point in releasing a film to exactly zero hype. Given that it’s only a few months away, this gives them a few extra months to throw down a couple trailers and posters so that audiences can get pumped.

This untitled Cloverfield sequel has been written since before 10 Cloverfield Lane, and was reworked to fit into the Cloverfield universe. The original story revolved around astronauts on a space station where a particle accelerator experiment led to the Earth vanishing. It’s unknown just how much of that plot has been retained since we last heard, but it does sound like it could begin to explain those monsters from space.

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SOURCE: IGN

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.