A fan-made alternate ending to 10 Cloverfield Lane gives fans the ending they deserved by removing the alien spaceship and adding in the original monster in its place. After years of waiting, J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions finally delivered a Cloverfield sequel in the form of Dan Trachtenberg's 10 Cloverfield Lane. Sure, it wasn't a direct sequel to the original 2008 film, but the 2016 spiritual sequel did expand the franchise enough to set up future anthology installments down the line.
Still, while people knew 10 Cloverfield Lane wasn't a direct sequel, they still hoped that the monster outside the hatch/bunker would be the original Cloverfield monster. That wasn't the case. Instead, there were alien ships circling that caused the fallout and disaster outside. And then at the end of the film, when Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) was approaching the Texas border, she heard a voice on the radio asking for help in Houston. Instead of heading towards refuge in Baton Rouge, she turned towards Houston to aid the resistance. That's when the audience sees another alien ship hovering in the middle of the storm. Though tantalizing, 10 Cloverfield Lane's ending was a bit underwhelming. But now a new video is looking to right that wrong.
YouTube channel ToolBrowny edited 10 Cloverfield Lane's ending to replace the alien ship with the original Cloverfield monster, thus giving fans a more natural connection to Matt Reeves' Cloverfield film. You can watch the video in the section above.
With Julius Onah's The Cloverfield Paradox now out on Netflix, it appears 10 Cloverfield Lane is the outlier amongst the three films that have released so far. Cloverfield Paradox's near future story about a particle accelerator accident breaking the space-time continuum and ripping apart the dimensional barriers is what gives the Cloverfield monster (and the franchise) its origin.
Because of the Shepard particle accelerator, monsters and aliens are ravaging the world across time. But people aren't interested in aliens; Cloverfield fans wanted another monster movie, that's why people clamored for Cloverfield 2 for so many years, and many still are hoping for a direct Cloverfield sequel one day. Even though 10 Cloverfield Lane doesn't present much of that monster story on-screen, the aforementioned fan-made alternate ending does tie the film's story into the Cloverfield universe much more organically than the one that was shown in the final cut.
Now that 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox are in the past (or the future?), hopefully, a more monster-esque story lies ahead with Bad Robot's forthcoming Cloverfield 4, aka Overlord, which is due out in theaters this October.
- Overlord (2018) release date: Nov 09, 2018