Edge of Tomorrow sequel could hit theaters as soon as 2020!

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2014's Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt fast became a cult classic thanks in no small part to the lead actors playing against type within a narrative that combines movies such as Battle: Los Angeles with Bill Murray's cult comedy Groundhog Day whereby Cruises Major Cage finds himself reliving the worst day of his life over and over again. Although the movie, which also starred the late, great Bill Paxton, was not a hit at the box office, only earning $370.5 million against a 170 million production budget, it amassed a cult following with audiences upon its home release. Regardless, as with 2012's Dredd starring Karl Urban the guarantee of a sequel was never assured. However, director Liman, stars Cruise and Blunt and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie so enjoyed the movie and its refreshing style that they have all remained dedicated to bringing a sequel to the big screen.

Speaking with Collider recently director Liman revealed that the sequel, while still in development is not in development hell, but is simply waiting for Liman, Cruise and Blunts schedules to become open long enough for them to make the movie...

“Tom and Emily [Blunt] and I are really excited to go do it. We have a script. We’re just trying to find a time to schedule it, between my schedule and Emily’s and Tom’s. But it’s one of these things where it’s a sequel whose origins come from the best possible place, which is, it’s not a studio saying, ‘Hey, we think we can make some more money. Let’s just stamp out another one.’ This sequel originated with fans of the original film who continually came up to Tom and myself and Emily and told us how much they loved the movie and would we ever consider a sequel. And enough people said that to me and to Tom and to Emily that we finally sat down and said, ‘What would a sequel even look like?’ We ended up with Chris McQuarrie coming up with a great story.”

Reportedly titled 'Live, Die, Repeat, and Repeat' the sequel is also rumored to be a prequel, which promises to keep the time-bending uniqueness that made the original so endearing for the fans. Hopefully, the sequel will also delve more into the aliens featured, known as the Mimics (pictured above).

“It really comes from the heart. And by the way, I never worked with Tom on one of these giant tent-pole movies, so I don’t … Everything I’ve ever seen him do or worked with him on comes from the heart in the most pure place. I mean, he is always thinking about his fans. He’s always thinking about the audience. He’s not one of these movie stars that thinks he’s an anointed movie star. He genuinely understands that he’s a movie star because people like his movies. And he wants to deliver for those people.”

Reportedly Cruise is busy filming Mission Impossible 6, followed by Top Gun: Maverick, while Blunt is currently filming A Quiet Place and lending her voice to Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes, with Liman filming his next movie Chaos Walking. Hopefully, the trio will make Edge of Tomorrow sequel their next priority, and with Cruises aforementioned movies both expected to release in 2019 we could realistically expect the sequel by 2020.

Edge of Tomorrow movie news, trailers and cast

Edge of Tomorrow June 6th, 2014

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Tom Cruise stars as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race. He wakes up and is forced to relive the day (and the death) because direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop, dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, however improving his skills along the way.

Directed by Doug Liman, Edge of Tomorrow's release date is June 6th, 2014.

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