No, the future of Cloverfield does not rely on Netflix.

The Superbowl was a thrill ride without a doubt, but the announcement during the game that a new Cloverfield movie would be released to Netflix right after the game’s conclusion was even more thrilling.

Unfortunately, the shock announcement was the best part of the film. Given the release format, some have speculated that future releases in the series will follow suit and come straight to Netflix in other clever ways.

But Cloverfield has never been about predictable releases, so you can rest assured that will not be the case. According to The Wrap, Paramount still plans to release the next film in the series theatrically, despite critical reviews being less than stellar.

If you’ve been paying close attention prior to the release of The Cloverfield Paradox, known for a long time as The God Particle, you may have heard rumors of Paramount dropping the film before it was snatched up by Netflix, possibly (read: probably) due to a lack of faith in the completed product. What ended up happening was exactly the case, so it may be a smart idea to take such rumors going forward seriously; which is why the hushed whispers of Cloverfield 4 being set in WWII make it all the more interesting.

It is tentatively titled Overlord, but we know how these things change.

Numerous news websites have reported that the film will be released on October 26th, 2018. This bit of information may be the only piece that I wouldn’t put much weight into; rumors of Paradox and 10 Cloverfield Lane both got the release dates wrong.

Hopefully, the next film will be much better than the most recent offering. And we’re also hoping for another shocking way to officially announce it’s release.

But if we’re going to be honest here, the most shocking and unexpected thing for Bad Robot to do would be to release Cloverfield 4 like any other normal movie. Now that would be a change of pace.

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