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Christoper McQuarrie comments on the possible Edge of Tomorrow sequel

08.10.2015

While making the press-rounds for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION, Tom Cruise brought up the possibility of a sequel to EDGE OF TOMORROW, saying that he had pitched an idea to both Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman. Reaction to the potential sequel was split, with some of you open to the idea and others worried that a sequel would ruin the effectiveness of the first film.

Speaking to Uproxx, McQuarrie mentioned the night that Tom Cruise pitched his take on the sequel:

We went out to dinner when we were making Mission and Tom said, “I have an idea for the sequel to Edge, and I said, “I don’t want to fucking hear it. I do not want to know!” And he pitched the idea to me and he finished pitching it, I was like, “Goddammit, why did you do that?”

It certainly sounds like Cruise's pitch may have gotten McQuarrie's wheels turning, but with so many big names needed in order to proceed, Christopher McQuarrie seems skeptical that a sequel will actually come to fruition:

It all comes down to Warner Bros. and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes. 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!”

McQuarrie also commented on the difficulties of marketing EDGE OF TOMORROW and that if he were to write a sequel he would make sure that it would be an easier sell to the general public. Wanting a sequel to EDGE OF TOMORROW isn't exactly high on my list of priorities but as the man said, I have no idea what their sequels ideas consist of so I can't pass any judgement on it; but if it's a worthwhile idea which gives us a film just as entertaining as the first, why the hell not?

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Source: Uproxx

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1:03AM on 08/11/2015

Good.

I loved the first one. Really well done. As someone who has no knowledge of the book, the ending didn't bother me at all. Would love to see what they do next.
I loved the first one. Really well done. As someone who has no knowledge of the book, the ending didn't bother me at all. Would love to see what they do next.
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11:45PM on 08/10/2015
As much as I would to see this team again working on a sequel, Edge of Tomorrow works great as a one and done and had a nice, proper ending.

Now if these four were to maybe work on Mission: Impossible 6 with one another, then I would welcome that with open arms and an open wallet.
As much as I would to see this team again working on a sequel, Edge of Tomorrow works great as a one and done and had a nice, proper ending.

Now if these four were to maybe work on Mission: Impossible 6 with one another, then I would welcome that with open arms and an open wallet.
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12:45AM on 08/11/2015
YES! MI 6 WITH BLUNT PLEASE!!
YES! MI 6 WITH BLUNT PLEASE!!
11:27PM on 08/10/2015
Get a better production designer! That's all I'm saying. The movie would have attracted more crowds if the exosuit design doesn't look like a hodgepodge cosplay of a dirt bike outfit strapped to some ugly looking metal contraption. Take hints from the suit design in the manga adaptation of the original novel.
Get a better production designer! That's all I'm saying. The movie would have attracted more crowds if the exosuit design doesn't look like a hodgepodge cosplay of a dirt bike outfit strapped to some ugly looking metal contraption. Take hints from the suit design in the manga adaptation of the original novel.
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11:03PM on 08/10/2015

I like Cruise....

....and I loved Emily Blunt in the original, but they butchered the end so badly that I don't see how they can make another one. If any of the consequences had actually occurred, there would be somewhere to go. Because they took the cop out path, no one on Earth even knows there was a battle (let alone what the small group sacrificed to save everyone).

There's no way to fix that.
....and I loved Emily Blunt in the original, but they butchered the end so badly that I don't see how they can make another one. If any of the consequences had actually occurred, there would be somewhere to go. Because they took the cop out path, no one on Earth even knows there was a battle (let alone what the small group sacrificed to save everyone).

There's no way to fix that.
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10:59PM on 08/10/2015
Well as long as Blunt returns because she was awesome in it.
Well as long as Blunt returns because she was awesome in it.
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9:54PM on 08/10/2015

It's all in the execution

EDGE OF TOMORROW seemed like a complete story in and of itself, but then I thought the same thing about TOY STORY. If it's a good idea done well, why not?
EDGE OF TOMORROW seemed like a complete story in and of itself, but then I thought the same thing about TOY STORY. If it's a good idea done well, why not?
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9:15PM on 08/10/2015
Loved the movie, does not need a sequel
Loved the movie, does not need a sequel
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10:49PM on 08/10/2015
I agree. But we are talking about Hollywood.
I agree. But we are talking about Hollywood.
9:03PM on 08/10/2015
No... This movie ended on a good note. There is no logical reason to have a sequel. What's gonna happen, Tom Cruise going to kill another Alpha to get the power back. Come on fuckheads.
No... This movie ended on a good note. There is no logical reason to have a sequel. What's gonna happen, Tom Cruise going to kill another Alpha to get the power back. Come on fuckheads.
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9:00PM on 08/10/2015
I'm all for this would be sequel. I really like The Edge of Tomorrow. Bring it on, Mr. McQuarrie.
I'm all for this would be sequel. I really like The Edge of Tomorrow. Bring it on, Mr. McQuarrie.
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