Paramount has confirmed that Cloverfield 3 - currently known as the Untitled Cloverfield Sequel, and formerly God Particle - has had its release date pushed back once again, and will now be premiering in theatres April 20, 2018.
This is the second time that the movie's release date has been pushed back. Originally scheduled for release February 24, 2017, the film was pushed back to October, and then again switched to a February 2, 2018 release.
It's interesting to note that while the God Particle name was used early in the film's development, that title seems to have been all but dropped at this point, with Paramount officially referring to the film as 'Untitled Cloverfield Sequel'. Under the name 'God Particle', the film has been in development since 2012 and was actually written before Cloverfield's first 'semi-sequel' 10 Cloverfield Lane, before later being co-opted into the Cloverfield universe.
The original plot of the film featured a group of astronauts aboard an international space station, left stranded with a particle accelerator experiment led to the entire Earth vanishing. How much of the original story remains is unknown, with scriptwriter Oren Uziel confirming to Collider that the script underwent some rewrites after becoming part of the Cloverfield family.
For more on the Cloverfield franchise, read up on how God Particle became Cloverfeld 3, or check out our thoughts on 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Starring Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo and Zhang Ziyi, Cloverfield 3 - or the Untitled Cloverfield Sequel - hits cinemas worldwide April 20, 2018.
Matt Davidson is a freelance writer for IGN who loves the Cloverfield movies but doesn't 100% understand them. Check him out over on Twitter.