While attending the premiere for last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (read our review), Tom Cruise had this to say about a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow: “I pitched it to Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it,” Cruise said, but didn’t reveal plot elements. Cruise did, however, say that he already talked to Emily Blunt about returning. Her response: “give me another year, please.”
Today, news has emerged that a Edge of Tomorrow II is officially moving forward. According to Deadline, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse – a writing duo known for their recent work on the Jesse Owens’ bio-pic Race – have been tapped to write the sequel.
Despite its box office fumble, 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow was praised by both critics and viewers alike. The film involved a military officer (Cruise) who is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior (Blunt) to try and end the war.
Edge of Tomorrow is based on 2004’s All You Need Is Kill, a Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Upon its Blu-ray & DVD release, Edge of Tomorrow was re-marketed as Live. Die. Repeat.
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more about an Edge of Tomorrow sequel. Stay tuned!