Nobody knows how to do secrecy in Hollywood quite like J.J. Abrams does, after not only successfully keeping a majority of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens‘ plot from being revealed before the film’s release, but also keeping the sequel to Cloverfield in 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s existence a secret until about two months before its release.
Although, I say “sequel” with a bit of an asterisk next to it, since its relation to the original 2007 found footage film is still somewhat of a mystery for the time being, and whether or not it will be a direct sequel is still up for debate it seems like.
According to J.J. Abrams as well, it won’t be the last addition to the Cloverfield canon either.
While recently speaking with EW, Abrams revealed that he and the rest of the creative and producing team behind the film have an idea for a third installment in the franchise(?) that they hope will get made depending on the new film’s success:
“I think [categorizing them] would be presumptuous, because we’re talking about this movie and comparing it to Cloverfield, but I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories.”
Now, it doesn’t sound like the third movie would have much of a correlation to either the original film or 10 Cloverfield Lane, and from the sounds of it, Abrams and co. may very well be trying to create a new cinematic universe onscreen here, telling different, isolated stories with different characters, but all set within the same world. For right now though, that’s just speculation since we don’t really know what relationship or connections the newest film will have with its predecessor other than one shared word in their titles.
But for Abrams, it doesn’t sound like his time in the Cloverfield world is even close to being over:
“This is just this movie, and it’s only two films that we’re talking about right now. There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot.”
So depending on the quality of 10 Cloverfield Lane, which just gets increasingly more interesting as time goes on, it sounds like we could see a whole lot more from the Cloverfield world moving forward. Which is even more suprising and intriguing considering the 2007 film was considered to be a standalone project until just about last month.
10 Cloverfield Lane is set to hit theatres on March 11th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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