'Edge of Tomorrow' Sequel Keeps its Old Stars but Gets a New Title

Sunday, 07 May 2017 - 6:10PM
Sunday, 07 May 2017 - 6:10PM
'Edge of Tomorrow' Sequel Keeps its Old Stars but Gets a New Title
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2014's Edge of Tomorrow wasn't a massive hit when it came out, but it certainly built up a fanbase around its clever writing and sci-fi Groundhog's Day story. So while a sequel was far from assured, it's not a huge surprise that director Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are all returning for another go.

During an interview with Collider about his upcoming thriller The Wall, Liman confirmed that an Edge of Tomorrow 2 was still in the works, although that won't be what it's called. In a nod to one of the movie's alternate titles, the sequel is now going by Live Die Repeat and Repeat, which lets us know that Cruise's character Major Bill Cage will continue dying and returning throughout the new movie. Here's Liman's full quote:

Opening quote
"We have an amazing story! It's incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called 'Live Die Repeat And Repeat.' Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we'll do it. But it's not an if, it's a when."
Closing quote

If it seems strange that Liman is ditching Edge of Tomorrow as a name, the first movie was renamed several times before and after the movie came out. Originally based on the Japanese book All You Need Is Kill, the movie retained that name during production before eventually switching to the more grammatically correct Edge of Tomorrow. But apparently that didn't catch on so well either, because once the movie entered the DVD/Blu-ray phase of its lifespan, marketing began calling the movie by its tagline, Live Die Repeat.

There's still no release date as of yet, and it doesn't sound like the movie is very far along, so it's something we may need to keep an eye on for the next few years. Liman's said in the past that a second movie would be "a sequel that's a prequel," so whatever happens in this film - the original book had no sequel, so this'll be an original story - it's going to have one hell of a timeline. But so did the first movie.
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