There’s also a chance that given J.J. Abrams past experience on a variety of hit TV series’, The Force Awakens director is attempting to give the Cloverfield franchise more of a overarching, episodic feel. Whereas traditional sequels typically follow one another, the plan for Cloverfield could be to create something in which each installment gives away fragments of the overall puzzle at a time. The discoveries made during God Particle could answer important questions about the origins of the otherworldly life forms that have plagued previous Cloverfield films.
One upside to having a longer wait for God Particle‘s release is that there will be more time for the clever and engaging marketing campaign that has become Paramount’s signature with this franchise. Both Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane had campaigns that made fans active participants in the ongoing Cloverfield puzzle – and with God Particle, these sorts of challenges just might be amplified as the mystery continues to expand.
Cloverfield 3/God Particle opens in U.S. theaters on October 27th, 2017.