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– by Nick Doll

JJ Abrams, Paramount, and Netflix may have pulled off the greatest feat of all time with announcing the title, releasing the trailer, and dropping the film The Cloverfield Paradox all in the same night after the Super Bowl. It’s a level of secrecy that Abrams has surely aspired to his entire career, and whether you liked Paradox or not, it’s impressive that it was pulled off without a full leak.

Though we may never know if the move paid off for Netflix, as they rarely share viewership data, we do now know that this was a one-time deal between Paramount and Netflix. Expect to head to the multiplex for your next Cloverfield experience.

The Wrap reports that Paramount Pictures still plans to release future installments of the Cloverfield franchise (Universe?) theatrically, despite the recent surprise deal with Netflix.

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The next Cloverfield film, the fourth in the Universe, currently carries the title of Overloard and is set during WWII. And if you’ve seen The Cloverfield Paradox, now you know exactly how such a period piece within the same universe is possible. And it ain’t time travel, for those who think I just spoiled the movie. 

The film is now in postproduction, following Allied paratroopers in WWII who are shot down behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day, only to discover that the Nazis are using supernatural force against them. That sounds fantastic, especially after Paradox made things quite clear… or did it?

Anyway, don’t expect to get lucky again. If you want to see Cloverfield 4 and beyond the week of release, you will have to slap on some pants, likely a shirt, probably shoes, and then head to the theater.

Though eventually, I’m sure it will all be on Netflix.

Are you bummed you can’t watch Cloverfield movies day of release from the safety of your couch in the coming future? Or do you prefer the theatrical experience? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: The Wrap