Edge of Tomorrow The Warner Bros. film grossed $370.5 million at the box office during it theatrcsl run. Hardly a box office juggernaut, however, DVD, Blu Ray sales, and online streaming generated enough fan interest that the film is getting a sequel.
The original Doug Liman-directed sci-fi film combined time travel, a role for Tom Cruise with actual character development, and a badass Emily Blunt, and cool sci fi elements that overshadowed any script and concept defects.
The sequel is still in development, but in a recent Collider’s interview Doug Liman spoke about the new film and its development status.
“Tom and Emily [Blunt] and I are really excited to go do it. We have a script. We’re just trying to find a time to schedule it, between my schedule and Emily’s and Tom’s. But it’s one of these things where it’s a sequel whose origins come from the best possible place, which is, it’s not a studio saying, ‘Hey, we think we can make some more money. Let’s just stamp out another one.’ 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. And enough people said that to me and to Tom and to Emily that we finally sat down and said, ‘What would a sequel even look like?’ We ended up with Chris McQuarrie coming up with a great story.”
Liman confirmed that the script will be written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse under McQuarrie’s supervision, but indeed the main issue would be the scheduling of actors and director.
Based on what we know now, and excluding any new large role announcements for Blunt and Cruise, which are likely, the best case for a production start date for Edge of Tomorrow 2 production would be mid 2019.
“It really comes from the heart. And by the way, I never worked with Tom on one of these giant tent-pole movies, so I don’t … 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.”
Written: JW Editor