An Edge Of Tomorrowsequel (or is it a prequel) is something that has been in the works for quite some time. And it seems fitting that we would be experiencing deja vu for a film that centered on that idea. Every time news on it comes up, it seems to be the same thing. But in this latest bit of news, it seems like Warner Bros. is preparing the project to take the next step.
According to new reports, the follow-up is heading towards active development, and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are expected to reprise their respective roles with director Doug Liman returning to the helm. More on the report here below.
Later this week the first movie in Universal’s shared Dark Universe franchise kicks off with The Mummy. Tom Cruise stars in the movie, but it’s not the only thing you’ll see him in this year. Releasing this fall is another Universal title starring Cruise, American Made.
In the movie Cruise plays a pilot who partakes in work of questionable legality, which leads to him being recruited by much bigger and more powerful employers. If a Top Gun 2 wasn’t already in the works, you could picture this as a sequel mixed with a bit of Blow starring Johnny Depp, who’s also part of Universal’s Dark Universe as The Invisible Man. The movie is directed by Doug Liman, who worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow. And like Blow, it’s based on a true story.
Universal has released an official trailer for American Made, and you can read more about it and see the trailer and a poster below.
Despite Edge Of Tomorrow‘s tepid box office performance, most would agree that the time-traveling actioner was thoroughly exciting. Directed by Doug Liman, the film starred Tom Cruise was a soldier with the ability to experience time loops, that sends him back to the day preceding the battle every time he dies. He then teams up with Emily Blunt, who helps him use his ability to its full potential. Because the film eventually found its audience through word of mouth and home entertainment, Warner Brothers gave the green light for the sequel, which according to Liman will also be a prequel.
Despite the mounting issues that Warner Bros.’ DCEU has, there are still many other projects to look forward to. Aside from the typical Wonder Woman, The Flash, Justice League, and standalone Batman film, there is also the long-gestating Justice League Dark. Yes, that project is still very much alive, and after spending some time in the development process the studio has found its director in Doug Liman.
If that sounds a bit strange to you, it is because it is. Liman was the director for Gambit, but given that film’s troubled production history, the Edge of Tomorrow director has moved on over to work on this dark supernatural DCEU film. More on the story below.
With the long-gestating Gambit still very early in the pre-production process, and an official start date to begin later next month, it started to look like the X-Men spinoff was unlikely to make its October release date.
Now, a new report confirms that Fox has pulled the film from its original scheduled release date. However, the studio has also announced two mysterious Marvel titles.