The Cloverfield monster which made a cameo appearance at the end of the third Cloverfield movie, The Cloverfield Paradox is in fact the same monster which terrorized Manhattan in the first Cloverfield film, according to J. J. Abrams during a recent press junket for the film:
It’s the same creature. But definitely bigger.
The Cloverfield Paradox director Julius Onah added:
I mean it was a baby in the first one, so maybe it started eating its Wheaties and grew a little bit.
Confirming that the creature is indeed the same one from the first Cloverfield raises a bunch of questions - specifically regarding the monster's true origins. In Cloverfield 3 its insinuated that when the Cloverfield space station experiences their accident, it caused a rip in spacetime, unleashing the monster from another dimension. However, if this monster is the same one from the first movie, that would mean the events of the first film already took place - in a time well before the space station was even conceived.
In addition to confirming the monsters of both films were the same, Abrams also revealed a 10 Cloverfield Lane easter egg which was cut from The Cloverfield Paradox:
During the spacewalk sequence [in Paradox] and all this debris is flying around, there was a truck that was going around. And it was from 10 Cloverfield Lane, it was Stambler’s truck. But it was one of those things that once again, some people called it out as being too crazy, I loved it, because I thought it was just so bonkers, but some people felt it was too distracting, I thought it was amazing
What do you make of Abrams' comments? Do the Cloverfield movies fit into any logical order? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Thanks to Horrorfreaknews for the excerpts!
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Directed by Julis Onah, The Cloverfield Paradox (Cloverfield 3)'s release date is February 4th, 2018 (On Netflix).
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