Did the Cloverfield sequel ‘God Particle’ just get a new release date?

cloverfield god particle release date 10 lane
Back in October, an unconfirmed report pegged director Julius Onah’s upcoming film God Particle as the third film in the Cloverfield series, with plenty of secrecy surrounding the J.J. Abrams-produced project in much the same fashion as 2008’s Cloverfield and this year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. However, a new shift in Paramount Pictures’ release calendar has added another layer of mystery to the project.

In an announcement made this week, the studio reserved the weekend of October 27, 2017, for an untitled “Cloverfield Movie” that will arrive in IMAX theaters. Meanwhile, the studio quietly removed God Particle from its previously announced February 2017 release date, and declined to set a new opening weekend for the film.

So what does all of this schedule-shuffling mean for the Cloverfield series?

Although nothing is confirmed at this point, speculation suggests that Paramount is effectively pushing back the release of the movie currently titled God Particle to the aforementioned October 2017 weekend, while simultaneously staying flexible regarding the film’s final, official title. The first two installments of the loosely connected anthology series each had the world “Cloverfield” in their titles, so there’s reason to believe that if God Particle is indeed the third film in the series, it could have its title tweaked prior to going on the official studio calendar.

Little is known about the plot of God Particle at this point, but the film reportedly follows a group of astronauts aboard an American space station who find themselves in peril after an accident with a particle accelerator. The film is directed by Onah (The Girl is in Trouble) from a script originally penned by 22 Jump Street and Freaks of Nature writer Oren Uziel and later rewritten by Star Trek Beyond co-writer Doug Jung.

The cast of the film includes David Oyelowo (Selma), John Krasinski (The Office), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From UNCLE), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War).

Whatever the case may be, the trailer for the aforementioned, mystery Cloverfield movie is expected to debut with Transformers: The Last Knight in June 2017. Previous films in the series have always had their trailers attached to Michael Bay movies, with the first Cloverfield trailer debuting with Transformers in 2007 and the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane appearing ahead of Bay’s recent film 13 Hours. In fact, that might be the first time we get some confirmation regarding the project — leaving quite a few months to develop the sort of speculation and rumors that have surrounded each Cloverfield film.

Movies & TV

The ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ trailer has finally arrived

Lionsgate has released the first, full-length trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, the third installment of the action franchise that casts Keanu Reeves as the world's greatest assassin.

Here are all the awesome games you can play without a fancy graphics card

Just because you don't have a dedicated graphics card, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy some of the best games out there right now. This is our list of the best games you can play on Intel integrated graphics.
Movies & TV

Here's everything we know about 'John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum'

John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, the third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about it so far.

Immerse yourself in a new universe with these incredible PSVR games

The PSVR has surpassed expectations and along with it comes an incredible catalog of games. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had so we've put together a list of the best PSVR games available today.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Movies & TV

NBCUniversal will launch its own streaming service in 2020

NBCU is prepping a streaming service filled with its original content for a debut sometime next year, meaning that Michael, Dwight, and the rest of the Scranton crew might be moving to a new home.
Home Theater

Sling TV offers free shows, a la carte subscription channels to Roku users

If you are among a select group of Roku users, Sling TV has added free TV shows and the option to subscribe to individual channels without having to subscribe to the company's base level of channels.

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.
Movies & TV

Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.
Movies & TV

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel already has a creepy teaser trailer

Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, has secretly co-written a follow-up to the 1984 supernatural comedy. Filming begins this summer, but it's not clear if the original Ghostbusters will reprise their roles.
Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Movies & TV

Netflix recruits Steve Carell for the Trump-inspired comedy ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Netflix, and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up for Space Force, a workplace comedy poking fun at the Trump White House's plans to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.