Since the release of Cloverfield in 2008, fans of the film had wanted a sequel that would follow the events after the final moments of the film. We had been given hints as to what would happen and what JJ Abrams likes to think what happened. Later on, we ended up with TWO stories set in the same universe/dimensional rift. Both of those stories being 10 Cloverfield Lane and Cloverfield Paradox. It was announced later on that there was going to be a third story to follow.
Up to this point, we had been operating under the assumption that Bad Robot’s upcoming World War II-set Overlord was part of the Cloverfield Cinematic Universe, but J.J. Abrams revealed at CinemaCon tonight that it’s actually not. Or so he says; For all we know, this could be the truth, or misdirection to guide us off the fact that is actually IS a Cloverfield story. But only time will tell.
Eric Vespe tweets from CinemaCon, “JJ Abrams said Overlord is Bad Robot’s first R-Rated movie and swears it’s not a secret Cloverfield movie. In fact they are working a dedicated Cloverfield sequel right now. Overlord looked way up my alley, by the way. Set against the backdrop of D-Day, a squad of soldiers stumble upon a Nazi bunker with some real crazy shit, including a French woman’s decapitated head asking for help.”
At this time, we have no idea what this “dedicated Cloverfield sequel” is. But we know know it’s in the cards, and we know that it has the highest chance of happening since the release of the first film.
Directed by Julius Avery, Overlord stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror), with Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Iain de Caestecker (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane), and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo).
On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success, but as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.
Overlord will release on October 26th, 2018.