The Super Bowl brought with it the massive surprise that not only was Julius Onah’s formerly titled God Particle, now known as The Cloverfield Paradox, acquired by Netflix, but it also hit the streaming service immediately after the Super Bowl came to a close. Awesome, but what does that mean for the future of the universe?
More specifically, are all things Cloverfield now hitting Netflix, rather than getting theatrical releases from Paramount? According to The Wrap, that’s *not* the case.
Sources have indicated to the site that The Cloverfield Paradox was unloaded on Netflix as a means to quickly make some money off the film, but Paramount is still planning on releasing subsequent installments in the unconventional franchise to theaters. That begins with the tentatively titled Overlord, set for October 26 release.
We had recently heard that new Paramount chairman Jim Gianopulos was combing through Paramount’s slate of upcoming films and deciding what should be released into theaters and what shouldn’t; The Cloverfield Paradox of course didn’t make the theatrical cut, thus the Netflix release, but that’s expected to be a one-off situation.
In Overlord, “On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success, but as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”
Directed by Julius Avery, Overlord stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell (“Black Mirror”), with Jacob Anderson (“Game of Thrones”), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (“Game of Thrones”), Iain de Caestecker (“Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.”), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane), and Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”).