Edge of Tomorrow 2 Script is Done, Confirms the Director
Posted 2017/10/02 0 0
The script for Edge of Tomorrow sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat, is complete, and the only issue now is scheduling.
During a recent Collider interview with Liman about his current Tom Cruise film, American Made, the interviewer asked director Doug Liman about the status of Edge of Tomorrow 2, which will be called Live, Die, Repeat, and Repeat and here’s what he had to say:
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 Cruise is busy filming Mission Impossible 6, followed by Top Gun: Maverick, while Emily Blunt is currently filming A Quiet Place and lending her voice to Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes, with Liman filming his next movie Chaos Walking. With Chaos Walking hitting theaters in Spring 2019 and Top Gun: Maverick scheduled for July 2019, it seems like 2019 would be the earliest that cameras might roll on Edge of Tomorrow 2, and that’s assuming Liman, Cruise, and Blunt don’t line up other big projects that might get in the way.
The good news is that all involved seem genuinely passionate about making Edge of Tomorrow 2 happen, so it’s not some contractual obligation:
“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.”
Scheduling issues are one of the primary reasons why projects don’t end up happening in Hollywood, but considering that they’re all committed to making Live Die Repeat and Repeat work, it’s safe to say that the film will end up happening at some point.