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Do the Monsters in 'A Quiet Place' Mean It's a Secret 'Cloverfield' Movie?

Since the first trailer for A Quiet Place debuted during this year’s Super Bowl, fans have wondered if John Krasinski’s latest project was a secret Cloverfield project. We got a legit Cloverfield movie with The Cloverfield Paradox that same night, but with A Quiet Place finally hitting theaters this week, people are wondering yet again: Does A Quiet Place take place somewhere in the Cloverfield multiverse?

The fact that A Quiet Place comes from Paramount Pictures definitely lends credence to the theory that it could be a secret Cloverfield sequel, especially because it also falls squarely into that subgenre of apocalyptic sci-fi horror. Spoilers here: Sadly, we don’t get any firm confirmation either way within the movie. But the more you learn about the nature of the apocalypse in A Quiet Place, the more it seems like this story could neatly fold into the Cloverfield multiverse. Right now it might not look like a Cloverfield movie, but integrating it down the line could be a direction to take a potential sequel.

Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe play siblings Regan and Marcus Abbott in 'A Quiet Place'.

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The events in The Cloverfield Paradox shattered reality across dimensions, causing giant monsters to appear in some and weird aliens in others. The creatures in A Quiet Place are totally different than those in 10 Cloverfield Lane, but they do look a little bit like much smaller versions of the original Cloverfield monster. And A Quiet Place is full of details that resonate with Cloverfield. Some kind of debris from space crash-landing on Earth? Otherworldly monsters attacking humanity?

To be fair, almost any sci-fi horror can fit into Cloverfield these days, but the whole vibe of A Quiet Place feels so much like if somebody made Signs as a Cloverfield movie. Technology plays a big part in a way we won’t spoil here, but everything is in the spirit of Cloverfield. It also helps that A Quiet Place director and star John Krasinski was once supposedly involved with The Cloverfield Paradox when it was still called God Particle.

A Quiet Place’s original writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have expressed interest in pursuing more stories set within the world presented in the film. For all we know, that could mean integrating A Quiet Place into the Cloverfield multiverse in a few years, or just a direct sequel.

Whether or not A Quiet Place does one day make it into the Cloverfield multiverse, the film is good enough to forever stand on its own. In fact, it’s probably better than every Cloverfield movie combined. Or maybe it’s just the best Cloverfield movie ever, and we don’t know it yet?

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'Game of Thrones': 3 Reasons the Crypts Are Key in the Battle of Winterfell

Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 is set to lead us straight into the Great Battle of Winterfell, an epic fight between “the greatest army the world has ever seen” and a horde of frostbitten zombies, but have we ever stopped to ask why the Night King is so hellbent on taking Winterfell in the first place? It’s possible he’s after on character in particular (the actor did reveal that he has a “specific target”), but what if that target isn’t a person in Winterfell but the location itself.

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Theory Might Finally Reveal Cersei's Valonqar

With Game of Thrones Season 8 being the last, even the characters who’ve managed to survive this long could die. After all, the HBO series is well-known for killing off important people at a moment’s notice, usually in a very gruesome fashion. At the top of that list for most fans is likely Cersei Lannister, and a new theory may explain how an earlier prophecy could be twisted to kill off the hated character in an unexpected way.

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Deleted Scene Supports a Jon Snow Dragon Theory

A single line of cut dialogue from the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere offers further evidence of Jon Snow’s intimate connection with the dragon Rhaegal — one that could radically change how we perceive dragons and their connection to the Targaryens.

During the final version of the episode that aired on HBO, after Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow go on an intimate dragon ride, Jon says, “You’ve completely ruined horses for me.” After a long pause, Daenerys says, “We could stay a thousand years” (likely another bad omen referencing Jon’s last serious relationship).

6 Things We Know About the Battle of Winterfell in 'Game of Thrones' S8

"The fans will not be let down."

It all comes down to this. The Great Battle of Winterfell, the main event of all of Game of Thrones, will air in a few weeks on HBO in a yet Season 8 episode that we’re pretty sure is Episode 3. As the culmination of eight seasons of political turmoil, alliances, betrayals, heartbreak, and war, the Great Battle of Winterfell is where Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen lead the united forces of Westeros against the Night King’s army of White Walkers.