There are three Cloverfield movies by far. They are all set in the same universe but they are not as directly linked. Cloverfield, the first film in the franchise will finally have a direct sequel that will follow what happened next on it’s subtle ending.
Before we discuss the sequel let’s talk about how the story goes by far. I will only give the premise of each film and not give too much spoilers for those who haven’t watched yet.
The first film in the franchise is a found footage horror film. It took inspiration from films like The Blair Witch Project but with the flavor of a Japanese Kaiju movie. The looks like a home video recorded with a camcorder.
Cloverfield is influential to the railway shooter videogame Resident evil Umbrella darkside Chronicles. That game captured Cloverfield’s shaky camera experience. The first film focuses with a couple named Rob and Beth together with their friends. They are celebrating a party when suddenly a Giant monster started attacking the city. The movie is like a first person camera videogame with no weapons. It gives you the feeling that you are one of the characters and you are in the movie.
10 Cloverfield Lane -It is the First Cloverfield sequel but not the direct sequel of the first story.
This Sequel is not a found footage horror film because it filmed in a third person narrative like most movies do. There is a slight change of genre because it is a Psychological horror instead. It is about a woman named Michelle who wake up inside a Bunker with an older woman named Howard and a Younger man named Emmet. Howard told the two of them that the surface of earth has become a hostile environment and they have to live inside that bunker.
The third film is set in an international space station somewhere in the year 2028. A group of Astronauts from different countries around the world are sent in a space station to operate a device that can provide unlimited energy to Earth. There is a risk though that it can open portals to different worlds. Despite of being set in the future, this film felt like a prequel to the first movie.
Unnamed 4th sequel
A fourth film is currently in development and it is going to be a direct sequel of the first film. The actors from the first film barely aged so it will be nice if they can reprise the roles but nothing is confirmed except from the fact it is a direct continuation and it won’t be a found footage film.