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So, Cloverfield 3 may be set for Netflix in the next few weeks…

January 24th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Huh… well, this is a turnabout for the books if it pans out.

With us all looking forward to the third Cloverfield movie – which we’re hearing is no longer called God Particle but rather Cloverfield Station due to it’s setting: “A team of astronauts make a shocking discovery and end up fighting for survival.”

With word being the title refers to a space station the astronauts live in when they witness the disappearance of… earth, this certainly sounded like a movie that needed to be seen on the big screen, especially since it was the third movie in the Cloverfield Universe such as it is.

However, we began hearing last week that the movie may be set to debut on Netflix and now it seems that’s looking likely.

“Paramount chairman Jim Gianopulos is behind the decision to part ways with the possibly titled Cloverfield Station, as he’s been combing through Paramount’s slate of upcoming films and deciding what should be released into theaters and what shouldn’t. Allegedly, the new Cloverfield film didn’t make the cut.”

The about report form THR also added that apparently JJ Abrams was set to do work on the movie (he’s produced all the Cloverfield movies) in post production however it wasn’t leaving him time enough to deliver what it needed… rumour is his new priority is Star Wars Episode IX and his new focus meant that sadly Cloverfield 3 didn’t get the attention it deserved, meaning it wasn’t fit for a theatrical release.

Dammit!

On top of this, a second rumour now has it that, on the flip side (we suppose), the movie may see light of day sooner than expected: “Paramount had the film dated for April 20, but I’ve heard that Netflix might debut it on the streaming service more quickly than that.” 

Whatever it’s called and wherever it will appear, it stars John Ortiz, David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).

Source: THR & Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….