Last year, Tom Cruise said that he has idea for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel that he pitched to director Doug Liman and writer Christopher McQuarrie. That idea was pitched to Warner Bros., and now the studio is making it happen.
Warner Bros. has hired Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhourse to pen the script for the film, Deadline reports. They were the screensriters behind the Jesse Owens biopic, Race. According to the report, McQuarrie would be directing the film, but the writer said later said on Twitter that news is wrong and that Liman would return to direct the film.
Even though it didn't do well at the box office, Edge of Tomorrow was great, and I'd definitely put it in my list of best science fiction films released in the past century. Hollywood needs more intelligence sci-fi films like this, and I'm happy to hear that they're moving forward with the sequel. It makes me question what Cruise's idea may be. The first film ended with a good closure. What would the sequel's plot entail?
Tom Cruise is expected to reprise his role, and Emily Blunt is also expected to reprise her badass role. For those who think the sequel shouldn't be made, here's what McQuarrie said on social media:
"Right away, there were people on social media saying, 'Don’t do it, it should never have a sequel, etc., etc.' And I’m just laughing because I’m like, 'You guys don’t even know what we are talking about! You have no idea!' Look, that was one of the best creative teams I’ve ever worked with as far as a team of rivals: Emily is one facet of that; Doug Liman is a completely different and opposing force; Tom Cruise is another. And there I am in the middle, just playing to these three really strong, really smart people."
No release date has been announced yet. Check out this cool Edge of Tomorrow infographic that tracks Tom Cruise's multiple deaths.