Edge of Tomorrow 2 – a.k.a. Live Die Repeat and Repeat – will conclude the series according to director Doug Liman.
The anticipated sequel to Edge of Tomorrow, the 2014 sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, has had a few more details revealed.
Edge of Tomorrow, also known as Live Die Repeat, told the tale of an alien invasion where Cruise had the ability to live the same day over and over again after dying.
Cruise and Blunt are both on board to return for the project, as is Liman, who spoke to MTV about the movie, saying that it will be a smaller affair than the first film, and feature a new key character.
“I think what people tend to do with sequels is they just make them bigger. And I’m like, ‘No, a sequel should be smaller.’ You did the first film as sort of the ad campaign for the sequel, so now you don’t need as much action, and in the case of Edge of Tomorrow, people obviously loved the comedy and they loved the situation… So we can do way more focus on Tom’s character and Emily Blunt’s character, and there’s a third character in the sequel that’s gonna for sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes.”
Liman also broke the news that the series will stop at two entries: “I see this as a two-movie franchise; there’s the completion of the story we set up in the first movie and the relationships between Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt—because, remember, at the end of the first movie, she doesn’t know who he is—and that’s gonna launch us into an amazing new direction. It does pick up right where we left off, but it doesn’t keep going forward, because we’d screw with time, because the aliens screwed with time.”
This all sounds like sensible stuff from Liman, and a sequel that doesn’t try to outdo its predecessor in terms of spectacle will certainly be a refreshing direction to take.
There is as yet no start of production date for Edge of Tomorrow 2.