Emily Blunt is “so ready” to make an Edge of Tomorrow sequel with Tom Cruise

The Oppenheimer star recently revealed on a podcast that she read a script for a sequel and is waiting for Cruise to come around on it.

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Even though Tom Cruise has had some major box office successes as of late, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is one that is surprisingly not holding up to his other recent summer hits. And while he’s had a few not-well received to mediocrely-received releases like Oblivion or The Mummy, one movie that many believe to be an underrated gem of his is the 2014 sci-fi war film Edge of Tomorrow aka Live/Die/Repeat. The film comes from Bourne Identity director Doug Liman and co-starred Emily Blunt as Rita, as someone who would train Cruise’s character in the mech-suit.

The film debuted to less-than-stellar numbers, and anything involving adding to it for a franchise has not been moving forward. The film has achieved a kind of cult status, and there could be some groundwork for a follow-up if enough noise is made. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one person who would for sure love a sequel is Emily Blunt. Blunt recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast where she addressed that there is a script that exists for a sequel. “There was one that Doug [Liman] kind of slithered over to me. I mean, I would love to make it a reality but I just don’t know when or how. And how many Mission Impossibles does he [Cruise] need,” Blunt joking says to the podcast host, Josh Horowitz.

In Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise played an against-type of character where he was an immensely apprehensive individual who would make numerous attempts of escaping the action. The plot of the film involved a Groundhog Day-twist where Cruise’s character would re-live the beginning of the day after getting killed in battle. Blunt proceeds to cheekily say that Cruise should “come back to the side where you can be…like wasn’t he brilliant as the cowardly hero? Incredible.” Blunt enthusiastically declared that she is “so ready” to do another film in that world and added that she is “not the impediment, I promise.”

As Blunt works with names like Cruise and Dwayne Johnson as well as being in projects like Oppenheimer, the British actress doesn’t consider herself a movie star. “I think most people would want to consider themselves an actor [first]. I just think, to me, a movie star sounds sort of too separate of what we kind of started out doing and why we love it and why I love it.”

Source: THR

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