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Bad Robot's 'Overlord' May Be A WWII-Set 'Cloverfield' Sequel: How Does It Connect?

Bad Robot's 'Overlord' May Be A WWII-Set 'Cloverfield' Sequel: How Does It Connect?
From Slashfilm - March 20, 2017

J.J. Abrams fans love a good mystery, and it looks like we have another one on our hands. Back in February, we heard that Son of a Gun director Julius Avery would be directing a WWII film called Overlord for Paramount and Bad Robot. But now anew piece of informationhas come to light that may indicate the film is part of the slowly-growing Clover-verse.Lets explore the possible Overlord Cloverfield connections.

Overlord Cloverfield Sequel?

Thanks to a press release tweeted out by The Tracking Boards Jeff Sneider, we now know the film will star Fences actor Jovan Adepo (who played Denzel Washingtons son in that movie) and rising star Wyatt Russell, whos been great in everything from 22 Jump Street to Black Mirror to Everybody Wants Some!!And before we start speculating, take a look at the synopsis for Overlord so were all on the same page:

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasions 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.

The news thats raising eyebrows is that Overlord is being produced not only by Abrams, but also byLindsey Weber. Sheproduced last years10 Cloverfield Lane, Dan Trachtenbergs contained thriller that became the second entry in the nascent Clover-verse, a burgeoning anthology series where filmmakers tell (very) loosely connected science fiction stories. So could Overlordbe a new entry? Its certainly possible, and considering Bad Robots love of secrecy; its incredibly unlikely that theyd come out and openly cop to that at this stage in the game.

Remember, we didnt even know 10 Cloverfield Lane was a Cloverfield movie until less than two months before it opened in theaters!

How The Cloverfield Movies Connect

(Spoilers ahead for both Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane.)

How OverlordCould Fit IntoThe Clover-Verse

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