ByFranco Gucci, writer at Creators.co
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2008's Cloverfield received a surprise sequel with this year's , a movie that was kept secret until a few months before its release. Being such an extraordinary feat in today's world, some of us believed such a successful mystery could not be replicated. Well, that happened once again with JJ Abrams' God Particle, revealed to be part of the Cloverfield universe back in October.

With a star-studded cast and production having started since June of this year, everything seemed to be on track for the film's February 24 release date, until today. Paramount announced that is now simply titled Cloverfield Movie, confirming its ties to the universe, and that the film has been pushed back to October 27, 2017 — a strange title change as it actually seems to regress from a theatrical title to a working one.

This is a very surprising move for the studio, considering God Particle was supposedly close to completion as part of their ambitious plan for the franchise. In October, TheWrap described JJ and Paramount's strategy:

"Abrams and studio partner Paramount Pictures are quietly developing more movies for the shared universe... Both parties hope to release a new film in the shared 'Cloverfield' each year."

The date-shift could put in jeopardy their plans to deliver a considerable amount of movies in a relatively short time span, These events add to the trouble has encountered in taking off. The project has been in development since 2012 but was delayed due to Paramount's Insurge Pictures label being dismantled.

Fortunately it has a release date and its fate is not up in the air. With 10 Cloverfield Lane's positive reception and great box office numbers, the brand seems to be in a good place at the moment.

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Either way, we will have to wait a lot longer to get to see the third film in the Cloverfield franchise. To hold you over until it arrives, here's the synopsis:

A team of astronauts aboard a space station find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must fight for survival following their horrible discovery.

The movie stars Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd and Zhang Ziyi.

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[Source: Variety, TheWrap]

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