In a new round of schedule changes with Paramount Pictures, quite a few highly anticipated movies coming from the studio now have new release dates. Upcoming Paramount movies that now have new release dates include George Clooney's Suburbicon, Darren Aronofsky's Mother!, and the third #Cloverfield movie, God Particle.
God Particle was previously set to hit theaters this year on October 27th, but perhaps seeing the positive fan response to the debut trailer for Jigsaw changed the course of the plan. There's no doubt that putting up a Cloverfield installment against the long-awaited eighth Saw movie would hurt box office numbers for both films, so God Particle has been shifted from October 27th to February 2, 2018.
This is now the third release date that #GodParticle has had as it was originally set to hit theaters on February 24, 2017. The film is now set to be in theaters a week before anticipated releases such as Fifty Shades Freed, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Peter Rabbit. As it currently stands, God Particle will not have any major competition at the box office when February 2nd rolls around.
We still don't have a trailer for God Particle, but that's to be somewhat expected. Seeing how we didn't get a trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane until just months before its surprise release, I think it's probably a good thing that Bad Robot hasn't pushed a marketing campaign for this third installment just yet.
What we do know about God Particle is that the setting will be leaving Earth and traveling to the International Space Station as the on-board crew encounters a cataclysmic experiment that causes Earth to disappear. The limited plot that we have (so far) is one reason why fans were wondering if the sci-fi thriller Life was somehow connected to God Particle, or the Cloverfield franchise in general (because internet).
Either way, we will find out on February 2, 2018 when God Particle hits theaters—and hopefully stays there this time. The film is directed by Julius Onah and stars Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, David Oyelowo, Aksel Hennie, and John Ortiz.