Who knows whats in store in the future, and what kind of things could be further connected – but certainly [10 Cloverfield Lane] does take place in a different timeline. But there are definitely connections that one could make as well.
In case this quote is just a tad bit confusing, what Dan Trachtenberg is talking about here is the potential to inject the Cloverfield franchise with a bit of multiverse theory. This is the idea that there is actually an infinite number of different universes some incredibly similar to our own and some entirely different and that because of their simultaneous co-existence, there is the possibility that timeline crossover or travel between timelines could happen. So while the events that we see unfold in both 10 Cloverfield Lane and Cloverfield happen in two distinct worlds, its possible that some sci-fi fun could eventually bring the two together.
It shouldnt really come as a huge surprise that 10 Cloverfield Lane exists separately from the original Cloverfield at this time, as it wasnt until the last few months that the two movies even had a titular connection. When the project was first starting development at Bad Robot, it was going under the name The Cellar – and it wasnt until promotion of the movie began in January 2016 that the studios decided to give it a Cloverfield title. Of course, most film-goers arent going to know this going into the theater, so it will be interesting to see how its perceived in that regard.
10 Cloverfield Lane is in theaters this weekend, and youll be doing yourself quite the disservice if you dont catch it. Go check out the film in the next few days, and stay tuned here on Cinema Blend for more from our interview with Dan Trachtenberg!