'Cloverfield Paradox' Gets a Surprise Netflix Release After Super Bowl

The first two Cloverfield movies had only a loose connection at best, but the upcoming third movie, Paradox, looks like it’s actually going to explain what happened in the first movie. The first trailer for the film, which premiered during the Super Bowl, promises to answer some questions raised by the giant monster attack in New York in the 2008 film.

And, fans won’t have to wait very long, because the movie is getting a surprise release on Netflix immediately after the Super Bowl ends.

The trailer, the third movie in the series after Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane, opens up with scenes from the first movie. “10 years ago, something arrived,” the trailer explains. “Now, find out why.”

From there, we see images from the new film, which appears to be set in space and features some sort of scary disembodied hand.

At one point, the movie was called God Particle, though that name eventually changed to the final title of The Cloverfield Paradox. The cast includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zhang Ziyi, Elizabeth Debicki and Captain America: Civil War’s bad guy Daniel Brühl.

Before the game started, Deadline reported that there was a rumor that the new movie, which will premiere on Netflix, would be available to stream after the Super Bowl was over. It’s the first major surprise release of a movie like this, and it will be interesting to see how many people watch the movie once the football game is over.

The Cloverfield Paradox is set to premiere as soon as the Super Bowl is over.

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