Something’s been written and it’s been rumoured for a while that Edge of Tomorrow would have some sort of instalment before 2020, with time running out and nothing officially confirmed it’s looking less and less likely. But with loyal fans and newbies discovering the film on demand, Edge of Tomorrow joins that small group of movies like Dredd, that audiences actually want to see a sequel too.
Director Doug Liman and Tom Cruise teamed up again for American Made this year, and when Liman spoke to Collider.com he was asked about the current climate surrounding an Edge of Tomorrow 2.
Liman has this 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.”
Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling, the bane of all Hollywood filmmakers, especially good ones. The good thing is Edge of Tomorrow 2 may well be one the way. It’s no secret Edge of Tomorrow didn’t perform exactly as expected at the worldwide box office, grossing under $400 million on a production budget of $180 million. As Liman mentions above, it may be unlikely that the studio will want to take a risk, nevertheless, it does seem as if Liman is eager to get the wagon on the move as well as Cruise and Blunt, which means Christopher McQuarrie’s (he wrote the first one) script must be good.