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.
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.
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Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy (James Marsden) gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) alone in Sweetwater. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William (Jimmi Simpson) finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan (Ben Barnes) along for the ride.
While promoting Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise talked about how he pitched an idea for Edge of Tomorrow 2 (or will it be Live. Die. Repeat. 2.?) to director Doug Liman and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. “I pitched it to McQuarrie and Doug. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it,” said Cruise in an interview with MTV. The actor is also trying to convince Emily Blunt to return to reprise her role as Sergeant Rita Rose Vrataski.
With the disappointing box office performance and the confusing title change during the home entertainment marketing campaign, it’s still unclear if Warner Bros., even wants to move forward with a sequel. But that hasn’t stopped Cruise from expressing his desire to get one into production. Of course pitching an idea is one thing, and saying you did so during an interview doesn’t really hold much weight. But McQuarrie confirms that the idea is real, but as of right now that is all it is. More on the story below.
The newest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens in theaters this weekend, and as always talks of a sequel have already made the press rounds. Tom Cruise is currently on whirlwind tour to promote the film, which is getting rave reviews. While the franchise doesn’t adhere to filming sequels like Marvel does, production on the sequel may start sooner than later. According to Cruise, the film could start production as early as next year.
Cruise is also talking about the possibility of an Edge of Tomorrow 2, and has apparently pitched an idea to director Doug Liman and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. More on the story below.