Is Cloverfield Really Over? The Discussion Continues!
With Cloverfield, aka 1-18-08, finally being release into theaters this weekend and fans discussing their thoughts, the hype for Cloverfield is still pushing the limits. The latest discussion that's making its way around the streets is in regards to whether Cloverfield is really finished and done. While I'm going to try not to spoil anything (unless you skip past the jump and read further below), it's very hard not to discuss the ending and wonder what's next. If they really have created a classic and/or redefined monster movies, then this definitely can't be the end of Cloverfield. A couple of updates focus on some easter eggs to hunt for in the actual movie, and the other update features early talk of a sequel.
This first update comes from our friends at Film School Rejects, and I must warn you, it is a GIANT SPOILER, so beware!
They are reporting that the monster's origins on Earth actually appear in the movie. Now as of right now this is unconfirmed, but their report, which actually comes from director Matt Reeves, says that the monster can be seen falling from the sky into the water in the background of the very last scene in the movie with Rob and Beth on the Ferris Wheel. This brings up speculation that the monster might have come from space, but that is just a rumor. However, they say if you watch closely you can see "something" fall into the water. Matt Reeves said in a coded quote, "Watch the skies, my friends. Watch the skies."
In connection with that rumor above, others who have seen the film are reporting that a voice can be heard in the credits at some point. I'm not able to confirm where or when (at all), but a few have reported back to us saying that something was heard. In an e-mail to a friend of mine, they said that if you played that "noise" or talking backwards, it actually says "It's still alive." However, this is also very much a big rumor and not confirmed at the moment. But these are two very big easter eggs to look out for in your second (or third) time around.
From Bloody-Disgusting.com, we have a quote from the director himself, Matt Reeves, talking about the possibility of a sequel.
"Only time will tell. 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."
Obviously nothing is confirmed nor announced and only time will tell once box office numbers start coming in, but it certainly sounds like they're interested. And it's obvious that the film sets up some great possibilities, including anything with the monster, since I might dare say it was underutilized in Cloverfield. What do you think? Would a sequel or even a franchise be interesting?