Did Bad Robot Confirm ‘God Particle’ Is a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie With This Clever Release Date Switch?
At the end of October, a report (unsurprisingly) revealed what many fans had speculated: Bad Robot’s upcoming sci-fi thriller God Particle is actually the next installment in the Cloverfield series. That piece of news was largely unacknowledged by the studio until now, as a cute little release date change has seemingly confirmed that Julius Onah’s film is indeed part of the Cloverfield universe.
Rather than make a direct announcement via conventional press release, Deadline reports that Paramount has cleverly removed the J.J. Abrams-produced God Particle from their upcoming release schedule, simultaneously setting an October date for a new IMAX Cloverfield movie — hence God Particle is a Cloverfield film, ta-da. Though widely speculated and reported, it seems that not even the cast was aware of it (or they’re just that good at their jobs), as we recently spoke with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who was totally surprised to learn of the film’s connection to Cloverfield.
Originally set to hit theaters on February 24, God Particle — or whatever they’re going to call it — will now arrive in theaters and IMAX on October 27, 2017. Directed by Julius Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble), the sci-fi thriller also stars David Oyelowo, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl, Ziyi Zhang and Elizabeth Debicki, and takes place on an American space station, where a team of scientists activate a Hadron collider and believe they’ve unwittingly destroyed Earth. But when they make contact with a foreign space station, the American scientists soon make an even more shocking discovery.