Last year, it was announced that Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot had hired Son of a Gun director Julius Avery to direct a World War II thriller called Overlord. There was speculation at the time that this movie might tie into the Cloververse, and nearly a full year later, Slashfilm has confirmed that Overlord will be the fourth entry in the Cloverfield franchise. If Overlord is following in the footsteps of 10 Cloverfield Lane and Cloverfield 3, that likely means that its official title won't be Overlord for much longer, though given how the marketing for its predecessors has been, we presumably won't know what it will be until just a few months before it comes out.
As was previously revealed, Overlord follows two American paratroopers who are dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy on the eve of D-Day to carry out a mission that is vital to the invasion. However, the soldiers soon learn that the Nazis occupying the the village are harnessing supernatural forces. The main cast includes Wyatt Russell, Jovan Apdeo, Iain de Caestecker, Jacob Anderson, Bokeem Woodbine, Pilou Asbæk and John Magaro. Rather than being direct sequels to one another, each Cloverfieldmovie is only loosely tied to what's come before, but with Overlord taking place decades before any of the previous movies, it will be interesting to see how exactly it connects to the others. Given that the Japanese company Tagruato (and its subsidiaries) has been the primary connective thread across this series, perhaps it will have something with the Nazis' evil schemes