Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt featured in Edge of Tomorrow character posters

With less than a month to go before its release, Warner Bros. Pictures has dropped a pair of character posters for director Doug Liman’s (The Bourne Identity) upcoming sci-fi action thriller Edge of Tomorrow featuring the two leads Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher) and Emily Blunt (Looper)…

Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow character poster

Emily Blunt Edge of Tomorrow character poster

Update: And here’s a new international poster…

edge of tomorrow international poster

The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. 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.

But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

Edge of Tomorrow is set for release on May 30th in the UK and June 6th in the States, with a cast that also includes Bill Paxton (Aliens), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Tony Way (Game of Thrones), Kick Gurry (Tangle), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Dragomir Mrsic (Snabba Cash II), and Charlotte Riley (World Without End). Watch the latest trailer here.

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