Netflix‘s The Cloverfield Paradox made a surprise debut on the streaming service after the Super Bowl last night. Now that many of you have seen the third Cloverfield movie, we thought we would point out a few ways the new film unites the previous two films into one cohesive universe. Check out 6 Ways The Cloverfield Paradox Connects the Cloverfield Movies in the gallery below and, of course *SPOILERS BEWARE*!
The film itself, which arrives exactly a decade after the first movie, is a sci-fi horror film in the vein of Event Horizon, and sets the stage for nearly limitless possibilities for Cloverfield sequels, including the forthcoming World War II film tentatively titled Overlord.
In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.
The Cloverfield Paradox stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Ortiz (Fast & Furious films, Kong: Skull Island), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).
Directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble), the film was originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel. The project was rewritten by Star Trek Beyond‘s Doug Jung.
What are other ways you think The Cloverfield Paradox connects to the other films? How does the new movie compare to the other two? Let us know in the comments below!