– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Drew Goddard may be a big name now, but we sometimes forget that he started out in the world of TV alongside Joss Whedon with shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Back in 2008, he dove headfirst into the world of feature filmmaking when he wrote the script for the found footage film Cloverfield, which was directed by Matt Reeves.

Now, a decade later, the movies have become a franchise in and of themselves, wherein seemingly-separate stories are linked by the alien invasion, and despite the middling response to The Cloverfield Paradox, it seems like J.J. Abrams and co. will be moving ahead full-force with the series, taking in unique filmmakers to direct high concept scripts.

But what about Goddard himself? Now that he’s more established in films, would he be open to returning to the franchise he helped start?

“I’m certainly not currently writing or directing it, but I also wouldn’t rule anything out. Look, I love that universe. I love J.J. I love [director] Matt [Reeves]. I think we all feel like we want to get the band back together eventually, so…”

More than anything, I’d personally be interested in seeing him both write and direct a film in this franchise. Now that he has a few films under his belt — with X-Force on the horizon — I’m sure we’ll see a real growth there, and it could help bring back enthusiasm for Cloverfield after the last film sort of tanked it.

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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.