Edge of Tomorrow 2: Emily Blunt says the script is really promising and cool

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Director Doug Liman's time loop / alien invasion sci-fi adventure Edge of Tomorrow (watch it HERE) did not set the box office on fire – in fact, compared to another recent under-performer starring Tom Cruise, it made less money than 2017's The Mummy, on a higher budget. And yet there has been a lot of talk about a sequel over the six years since the film's release, and Liman has been very open about the fact that he's trying to push the project forward. Last year, Matthew Robinson was hired to write a new draft of the script, and at the start of 2020 Liman shared a picture that showed he was working with Robinson and producer Alison Winter to map out the story on whiteboards.

Robinson obviously finished a draft, because Edge of Tomorrow co-star Emily Blunt (who is, along with Cruise, expected to come back for the sequel) has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she has read the script. Blunt said, 

It’s really promising and really, really cool. I just don’t know when everything’s going to sort of align, you know what I mean? Between all of our schedules, it would just have to be the right time. But there is something in the works, for sure, that’s a great idea. A great idea."

Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's manga All You Need Is Kill, the first Edge of Tomorrow was set in 

a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop — forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Liman has said the sequel's title may be Live Die Repeat and Repeat, a play on the first film's tagline "Live Die Repeat" (which some felt should have been the movie's title instead of its tagline).

Before Edge of Tomorrow 2 / Live Die Repeat and Repeat comes along, Liman and Cruise are working on a different project that will be at least partially shot in outer space. The director and star are expected to go to space next October.


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Source: THR

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