Edge Of Tomorrow 2 is currently in the works and here is everything we know so far about it!
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt's sci-fi film Edge Of Tomorrow did pretty well in the box office, grossing an impressive $370 million on a $178 million budget. The results weren't stellar but definitely enough to secure a sequel which is now reportedly in the works. Warner Bros. has hired new writer Matthew Robinson who was said to have impressed the studio with his ideas for the sequel. Here is everything we know so far about Edge Of Tomorrow 2 which is set to be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat.
No official release date has been confirmed for the sequel nor is there any information regarding when filming will begin. However, we do have some information that may help us come to a reasonable conclusion. According to recent reports, the script is finished but at the moment the studio is waiting for Tom Cruise to finish filming Mission Impossible 7 and 8 which will be filmed back to back in 2020. And since Tom Cruise only films one film a year it can be expected that Edge Of Tomorrow 2 will begin filming in 2021. Also, at the times that Tom Cruise was ready, Emily Blunt was busy.
"They asked me to do [it] two months before I started Mary Poppins. Tom [Cruise] was like, 'Can you go this autumn?' and I was like, 'No, I can't go, I'm playing Mary Poppins for like a year, dude! I can't do Edge of Tomorrow'," Emily Blunt said.
So, the film is still somewhat a long way away but 2022 or 2023 seems most possible.
The script is completed but the story has yet to be revealed. In an interview, director Doug Liman spoke about the sequel saying: “first of all the story is so amazing — much better than the original film, and I loved the original film — and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.”
“If I’m going to do a sequel for the first time in my life I want to make it the opposite of what you’d expect from a sequel and we found a story that does that.”
Liman also mentioned that a third major character will be added to the story but very little details have been released about said character.
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are said to be returning for the sequel but it has yet to be confirmed. The two leads will not sign on to the sequel until they like the script. Also, as mentioned earlier, a third major character is expected to join the cast but has yet to be cast. Sadly, Bill Paxton passed away in 2017 so there is a possibility that his character Master Sergeant Farell will be recast.