Cloverfield fans will have to wait a bit longer to see the third film in the franchise that kicked off nearly ten years ago.

Slash Film reports that the newest movie in the Cloverfield franchise, currently known as God Particle, is now scheduled to come out on April 20th, 2018 from Paramount Pictures. The J.J. Abrams-produced film was at one point slated to hit theaters on October 27th, 2017 before moving to the February 2nd, 2018 slot on the calendar, which has now been vacated for the April date.

Like Dan Trachtenberg's secretive 10 Cloverfield Lane, which shocked viewers with a surprise trailer and subsequent theatrical release last year, God Particle is not expected to be a direct sequel to the found footage monster movie Cloverfield, but will instead take place in the same cinematic world of Matt Reeves' 2008 film.

According to Variety, God Particle "is set in the near future and tells the story of a team of astronauts on a space station who make a terrifying discovery involving a new energy source—the “God Particle”—and their desperate fight for survival."

Directed by Julius Onah, God Particle stars David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl, Chris O’Dowd, Elizabeth Debicki, and Zhang Ziyi.

Also due out in 2018 is Overlord, another film from Abrams' Bad Robot entertainment company that is speculated to be the fourth entry in the Cloverfield cinematic universe. Taking place just before World War II's D-Day, Overlord is currently slated for an October 26th, 2018 release, but we'll have to see if that release date changes following the calendar switch for God Particle.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they are revealed. In the meantime, are you looking forward to seeing a third Cloverfield movie? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Slash Film
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