Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman has offered an update on the currently in development sequel. During a recent interview with Collider, Liman has revealed the title of the follow-up, and you might get a case of deja vu.
We have an amazing story! It's incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we'll do it. But it's not an if, it's a when."
The tagline for the first movie was Live. Die. Repeat, to add further complications, the tagline was featured prominently on the DVD & Blu-ray and was even listed on iTunes as Live. Die. Repeat. (Edge of Tomorrow). Plot-wise, all we know for sure is that the sequel will be a partial prequel, but it remains unclear how Cruise's Major Cage will factor into the plot. Maybe a better title would be Edge of the Edge of Tomorrow.
Back in 2014, I was amongst the small selection of moviegoers that was actively looking forward to the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt led Edge of Tomorrow. An intriguing adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need Is Kill from director Doug Liman and writer Christopher McQuarrie.
Despite its critical acclaim and favourable responses from those who saw it, Edge of Tomorrow grossed a modest $370 million against a $178 million budget. On the surface, Edge of Tomorrow told a singular story, and there was no organic way to continue the story. That's not the case as Liman has previously commented that the project will "revolutionize how people make sequels."
Having seen the film at least a half dozen times since its initial release, Edge of Tomorrow is a near perfect example of what a big Hollywood summer movie should be. A neat plot, impressive special effects, strong performances from the cast (with added Bill Paxton), and it doesn't outstay its welcome running at a lean 101 minutes. I'm not sure if Edge of Tomorow needs a sequel, and there's a strong case to be made for the financial viability of a follow-up. Be that as it may, I sure am curious to see what Cruise, Liman and McQuarrie cook up.
Outside of the Mission Impossible movies, Tom Cruise has struggled to generate another blockbuster, but he'll put his movie star status to the test later this summer when Universal's reboot of The Mummy arrives.