Cloverfield 2 – Sequel Plans19.01.08 # Sequel # 327 Comments
Ever since the box office success of Cloverfield, filmmakers have been pondering the sequel. So what should you expect from a Cloverfield 2? There are big clues hidden within the first movie…
** SPOILERS AHEAD **
Firstly, is everyone/everything you think is dead, really dead?
At the end of the credits, someone can be heard whispering “Help us”.
And if you reverse it, this is what can be heard –
“It’s still alive.”
How bad can the damage be if they recovered the videocamera intact from Central Park?…
At the premiere, director Matt Reeves said: “While we were on set making the film we talked about the possibilities and directions of how a sequel can go. The fun of this movie was that it might not have been the only movie being made that night, there might be another movie! In today’s day and age of people filming their lives on their iphones and handy cams, uploading it to youtube…That was kind of exciting thinking about that.”
So, if anything, expect Cloverfield 2: Angle B. Or at least some overlap, before the story continues.
It’s rare that a sequel does not get drawn into backstory and origins. What do we know there?… The last couple of shots of Cloverfield return to the videocamera footage that’s being recorded over – To Rob and Beth at Coney Island. In the background you can just catch a large dark object plummeting through the sky, into the ocean. In other words – the first footage of the monster’s arrival?
No, not the monster. J.J. Abrams has said “The concept for the monster is simple. He’s a baby. He’s brand-new. He’s confused, disoriented and irritable. And he’s been down there in the water for thousands and thousands of years.” In fact, what you see falling is a satellite, and it’s the recovery of that which awakens the beast…
(See a screengrab of the object hitting the sea here)
So that’s the probable direction Cloverfield 2 would take, and the origins of the monster that would likely be explored further. But what do you want to see happen in any Cloverfield sequel? What should the plot be? Leave your thoughts in the comments.