Audiences were taken aback when they were suddenly watching a mysterious teaser for 10 Cloverfield Lane playing before 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi earlier this year, and it wasn’t just the shock they had realizing they were about to watch a Michael Bay movie about the Benghazi attacks. But it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. The similarly cryptic trailer for the original Cloverfield played before Bay’s first Transformers movie back in 2007, so we’ll look forward to the trailer for Cloverfield 3 playing in front of a movie directed by Bay in 10 years. In the meantime, we have another teaser for 10 Cloverfield Lane to mull over right now, and this time it has a tagline to confuse us even more.
Other than the realization that Cloverfield is back and this time we have a specific address and John Goodman acting all creepy, there’s a lot to ponder over the delayed sequel. We’re getting a claustrophobic Twilight Zone episode vibe from the teasers, and that definitely is not a bad thing. The monster roar at the end gives it a direct connection to the first movie, but there’s still debate going on whether the monster will show his ugly face in a non-found-footage context this time around.
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The “Monsters Come in Many Forms” tagline is the newest addition to the Cloverfield mystery, meaning we’re most likely going to get more drama in Goodman’s character’s weird bunker with actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher, Jr. than CGI monsters. But knowing J.J. Abrams and the wonderfully enigmatic history of these movies, there’s really no room for speculation until you actually sit down in the theater to watch the movie.
Thankfully we won’t have to wait too long. 10 Cloverfield Lane hits theaters March 11, 2016.