J.J. Abrams surprised us with the reveal of 10 Cloverfield Lane earlier this year. While it isn’t quite the sequel we were expecting, Abrams says he has ideas for a third film in the Cloverfield trilogy.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Abrams spoke about the first two movies. He explains that even though they are not directly connected, they are “blood relatives” with a “larger concert at play.”
“This movie is very purposefully not called Cloverfield 2, because it’s not Cloverfield 2,” he said, “the association is clear and there are multiple connections – and there is a bigger idea at play for us with these movies and this connection. “
We are certainly looking forward to the upcoming movie in the Cloverfield trilogy, but all we know about the third movie is that, according to Abrams, “There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot.”
10 Cloverfield Way was announced as a surprise back in January with a quick launch only two months later on March 11. While the movie was known to be in production, they title was kept secret. According to Abrams, “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”
The movie will star John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr. It will mark as Dan Trachtenberg’s first feature film and is about a trip who are confined to a bomb shelter. The shelter is both keeping them safe from the outside apocalypse while also keeping them locked in.
Expect more about this trilogy after the release of 10 Cloverfield Lane on March 11.