If you were a fan of Edge of Tomorrow, then do we have some news for you. The sci-fi action film debuted back in 2014 to critical success as Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt as they take on a hoard of extraterrestrial invaders. Shortly after the film was released, Warner Bros. confirmed they were developing a sequel to the action-packed film. And, now, the project's director is promising moviegoers that the sequel will be a revolutionary one.
Doug Liman spoke with IGN recently where he talked about the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow. The director said the movie is still underway. He then continued, saying, "It's going to revolutionize how people make sequels. It really will."
When Liman was asked to elaborate on the claim, the director kept mum to avoid any unneeded spoilers. However, the did emphasize that the sequel would do what he said. "You mark my words," he stressed.
So far, there is very little information about the sequel available. Fans learned that the first film's co-screenwriter, Christopher McQuarrie, had an idea for the second movie that was "locked and loaded." Earlier this year, Warner Bros. confirmed that Liman had joined on to direct the sequel while screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse treated its script. There's no word yet about the film's casting, but many anticipate Tom Cruise to return to the franchise.
After all, the iconic actor has publicly rallied for a new Edge of Tomorrow film. Cruise told MTV that he pitched an idea for a sequel that he thinks could be "so much fun."
"Gotta get Emily [Blunt]," Cruise continued. "I was like, 'Emily, please.' She was like, 'Give me another year, please.'"
After Cruise made his pitch, McQuarrie became intrigued by the idea of a sequel.
It all comes down to Warner Bros. and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes," McQuarrie explained to Uproxx. "The idea is there. At worst, it's the kernel of an idea – which is, on one hand, great, but on the other hand, I know what a nightmare that is. I know that I'll be in the void trying to figure that out. And even then when it came out in the press after Tom had mentioned it, right away, there were people on social media saying, "Don't do it, it should never have a sequel, etc., etc." And I'm just laughing because I'm like, "You guys don't even know what we are talking about! You have no idea!" Look, that was one of the best creative teams I've ever worked with as far as a team of rivals: Emily is one facet of that; Doug Liman is a completely different and opposing force; Tom Cruise is another. And there I am in the middle, just playing to these three really strong, really smart people."
When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage's fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.