Edge of Tomorrow or rather Live Die Repeat (what it got retitled as for the Blu-ray release of the film) was a surprise hit in 2014. The film was funny, smart, and exciting. I raved about the film when it hit theaters. Now, word comes that a sequel is in the works, and I couldn’t be happier. The first few details are starting to leak out about the direction and scope of the sequel.
In a recent interview with Happy Sad Confused, director Doug Liman (The Wall) spoke about the upcoming sequel to Edge of Tomorrow. It will have Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) and Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) returning from the first film. He confirms that the praised sci-fi tale will be more comedic, but the scale of the story will be smaller. This sequel will not be a war film, and will be both prequel and sequel:
“It’s mostly not on the battlefield, so there’s a whole new arena of fights. We’re going to be using a lot of the technology, but also, because it is a prequel, it’s a lot of the precursor stuff.
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.
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 goes on to say that this film will not be a traditional sequel. Rather it will be a companion film, completing a two-film franchise:
“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.”
The script will delve more into what makes this world work, and will amp up the humor. Liman and Cruise are currently working on American Made, which opens on September 29.
Did you like Edge of Tomorrow? What are your expectations for the sequel? Let us know in the comments section below.
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