Third ‘Cloverfield’ Will Now Open In February 2018

CloverfieldParamount has revealed that their 2017 Cloverfield Movie will now open on February 2, 2018, as opposed to its date of October 27, 2017, the studio announced this Friday.

According to The Wrap, the studio has also shuffled a number of their fall 2017 dates, including Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! which will now open on September 15, and George Clooney’s Suburbicon which will now open on October 27, taking the Cloverfield film’s original date.

Originally titled God Particle before it was revealed that the film would be taking on the Cloverfield name, the film was originally slated to release on February 24, 2017, which makes this the film’s second delay.

The film will most likely get retitled to incorporate the Cloverfield name.

Set in the near future, the film will follow a team of astronauts aboard a space station who realize that the Earth has disappeared after an experiment involving a particle accelerator.

The currently untitled Cloverfield film is directed by Julius Onah and is produced by J.J Abrams, who produced the previous two Cloverfield films. The film stars David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Chris O’Dowd, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang.

The third Cloverfield film will hit theaters on February 2, 2o18.

Source: The Wrap

10 Sub-Genres We Want To See In Superhero Films

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Superhero genre cover imageSuperhero films have existed since the 1920s (if you count Zorro) and have always been a part of our public lexicon. However, recently, superhero films have had an exponential uptick in production, thanks to CGI and film budgets finally being able to accurately keep up with our imagination. Currently, the superhero film is the mainstream blockbuster. Ever since Iron Man hit theaters way back in 2008, the amount of modern-day superhero films has continued to grow. Sure, there were superhero films before that, from Superman in 1978 and Batman in 1989, as well as Blade in the late 90s to X-Men in the early 2000s, and Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy. But now, superhero films are the dominant form of pop culture entertainment. This year alone, there are 7 superhero movies hitting theaters. It’s a good time to be a geek! Many of our favorite characters growing up are now getting their due on the big screen.

As we are now knee-deep in the age of the superhero film, these projects also have the potential to oversaturate the market. There’s always talk of “superhero fatigue” and some even predicting that superhero films will go the way of the Western by showing the same thing over and over again. After all, there are only so many ways heroes can face off against a villain to stop a “sky beam” before things get stale.

Luckily for us, the superhero genre has ways of reinventing itself by introducing new sub-genres in these films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier gave us a political thriller wrapped in a superhero movie. Ant-Man gave us a heist film disguised as a superhero movie. Doctor Strange gave us a film of sorcery. Guardians of the Galaxy gave us a space-opera. Man of Steel gave us a darker edge of heroics and the calamity that they can cause (which Captain America: Civil War also did). Of course, Logan knocked it out of the park by giving us a superhero Western. The Batman is promising to be a noir film while The New Mutants and Sony’s Venom are expected to be full-on horror films.

So, there are obviously a lot of places that the superhero genre can continue to evolve and grow upon. Here are a few sub-genres that could exist in future superhero films. Click Next to take a look….

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.