Director Doug Liman Gives Updates on the Long-Awaited 'Edge of Tomorrow' Sequel

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 11:31AM
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 11:31AM
Director Doug Liman Gives Updates on the Long-Awaited 'Edge of Tomorrow' Sequel
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When it released just ahead of Summer 2014, Edge of Tomorrow did not have the incredible run at the box office that the filmmakers had hoped for, but those who saw it still rank it as one of the best of that year. It got a second life (and a third, and a fourth...) when audiences eventually found it through word of mouth, streaming services, and Redbox rentals (despite that confusing name change thing), which led to speculation that a sequel could maybe work if it were marketed the right way. In a recent conversation with Collider, director Doug Liman gave few updates on the status of the sequel and made sure to let everyone know that this is not just another studio money grab.



Limon said that both Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise are "really excited" about the project and that there is a script written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse under Chris McQuarrie's supervision. Now they're just trying to work around everyone's schedules. "This sequel originated with fans of the original film who continually came up to Tom and myself and Emily and told us how much they loved the movie and would we ever consider a sequel," the director said. "It really comes from the heart."

Commenting on his leading man's passion and dedication to acting, Limon said, "Everything I've ever seen him do or worked with him on comes from the heart in the most pure place. I mean, he is always thinking about his fans. He's always thinking about the audience. He's not one of these movie stars that thinks he's an anointed movie star. He genuinely understands that he's a movie star because people like his movies. And he wants to deliver for those people." There have been numerous stories since Cruise became an action star about him laying it all on the line, risking life and limb like Scientology's Jackie Chan to make the best possible movie for the fans. Didn't exactly work out with The Mummy, but because Edge of Tomorrow was not a smash hit and because it was such a departure from the Cruise that we're used to, his love for the job and the fans is the only real explanation for why he would sign on for the sequel.

Emily Blunt's not starving for work, either. She won't be in the next Sicario film, but she did just finish two features, including Mary Poppins Returns and a supernatural thriller called A Quiet Place. And those are just the projects we know about. Maybe getting jacked and shooting a few guns again is just what she needs after dealing with chimney sweeps and singing children. Collider estimates that shooting won't begin on Edge of Tomorrow 2 until sometime in 2019, but no date has been confirmed.
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