Remember how awesome Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt were in Edge of Tomorrow (especially the bits where the Cruiser screamed like a little girl)? For the sequel, director Doug Liman is setting the story in the past. In fact, he’s calling it “a sequel that’s a prequel”.
To refresh your memory, EoT was centred on Cruise’s Lieutenant-Colonel William Cage, who is dropped into the middle of a war against alien invaders and then forced to repeat the same day over and over again. Blunt played Rita Vrataski, the super soldier who teaches Cage how to fight.
“That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing,” says Liman, who’s also been chosen to helm Justice League Dark.
“I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me, in the same way that I had ideas of how you make an independent film and then Swingers came along and it was like, ‘Aha, that’s the perfect movie for me to test these ideas out on. I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that [is] unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels.”
Sadly, the movie didn’t do as well as you might have thought, ending up with a global box office gross of about US$371 million. Considering the quality of the movie and the great performances of its stars, you have to wonder: Just what will it take for the Edge of Tomorrow sequel to out-perform its predecessor?
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