Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Will the J.J. Abrams-produced ‘God Particle’ be the next Cloverfield movie?

hbo jj abrams glare comic con 2015
Image used with permission by copyright holder
It took eight years to get a second film in the Cloverfield franchise, but the third may be coming much, much sooner. An insider tells TheWrap that God Particle, an upcoming film produced by J.J. Abrams, is the next installment in the anthology, with more likely to follow.

Paramount Pictures and Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, have not confirmed the news, but TheWrap’s source says that the franchise is definitely growing. On top of God Particle, which is due out in 2017, Abrams and Paramount are reportedly working on still more Cloverfield films. Apparently, the goal is to release a new one each year.

The film franchise kicked off with Cloverfield in 2008. Starring Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller, and Jessica Lucas, among others, the horror flick follows six New Yorkers whose goodbye party is disrupted by alien life forms. The next film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, picked up with another story — that of a young woman in Louisiana who wakes up after a car accident in a bunker in the aftermath of a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. The film stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr.

God Particle will move to yet another setting and continue the franchise in space. The film is another survival story, but this time, a team of astronauts will be at the center. The script was written by Oren Uziel, and the film is to be directed by Julis Onah. David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Bruhl, and Chris O’Dowd star.

It’s unclear where the franchise could go after God Particle, but there is literally a world of possibility. The films so far have shared a universe but clearly told separate stories. Many themes have remained constant, though, bringing back the compelling elements that fans have enjoyed.

God Particle is slated to open on February 24.

Editors' Recommendations

Stephanie Topacio Long
Stephanie Topacio Long is a writer and editor whose writing interests range from business to books. She also contributes to…
NFL games today: schedule, channels, live streams for October 1
Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson run on the field for the Minnesota Vikings.

After three games, the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers are the only 3-0 teams in the league. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa shot to the front of the MVP race after completing 23 of 26 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns in a 70-20 victory over the Denver Broncos. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys were expected to be undefeated heading into Week 4, but the Cardinals had other plans as Arizona pulled off the shocking 28-16 victory.

There are 14 NFL games on the schedule for Sunday, October 1. One of those games will be played in London as part of the NFL's International Series. Below, we have listed times, channels, and live-streaming information for Week 4 games. Football fans can watch every game with a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV. For a limited time, new customers can sign up for a free trial of NFL Sunday Ticket.
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars start time, channel, and live stream

Read more
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets live stream: Watch week 4 of the NFL season for free
Logo for NBC's Sunday Night Football.

After a long offseason, the 2023 NFL regular season is finally underway, which kicked off on September 7 with the Detroit Lions upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs.

Among the many games being played in week 4 is the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets. How can you watch it and when will it be played? And is a certain world-famous singer/songwriter (Taylor Swift) going to show up and support her rumored love interest Travis Kelce? Digital Trends has all the answers for you below.

Read more
What’s new on Peacock in October 2023
Three of the critters from Five Nights at Freddy's.

Peacock is one of the last major streamers to embrace day-and-date theatrical and streaming releases. That's why premium Peacock subscribers will be able to watch Five Night's At Freddy's on the same day it hits theaters, and that's just the beginning of what's new on Peacock in October. NBC's fall season has finally arrived, so new episodes of dramas like The Irrational and Quantum Leap are exclusively streaming on Peacock alongside the network's endless supply of Dateline episodes.

Chucky season 3 is also streaming this month, and there's even one more episode of The Continental: From the World of John Wick. And if you love sports, Peacock is packed with NFL Sunday Night games, the World Cup of Rugby, and more live events than you could watch in a lifetime. But nothing's stopping you from trying!

Read more