Will Edge of Tomorrow 2 Actually Going To Happen Anymore?

Since the first Edge of Tomorrow was released in theatres in 2014, fans have been speculating about a sequel.

Over the years, there have been updates, including one from director Doug Liman, but nothing has borne fruit.

Emily Blunt, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in the time-travel thriller, now says she's unsure if a sequel will ever be made.

Release date: May 28, 2014 (USA)
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise; Emily Blunt; Bill Paxton; Brendan Gleeson
Box office: $370.5 million
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Adapted from: All You Need Is Kill

What Is The Update About Edge of Tomorrow 2?

In an interview with Howard Stern, Hollywood actress Emily Blunt discussed the possibilities of a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow.

She added that she believes the film is too expensive and is unsure how they will finance it, citing scheduling issues and the film industry's financial predicament.

Blunt added that working on the first chapter of the action film was the most challenging thing she had ever done but was an incredible experience.

She also remarked how it was one of the first times she was fully included in the creative process and treated like royalty.

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Regarding the financial circumstances, filmmaker Doug Liman has stated that the performers in the picture significantly influence whether or not a sequel is done.

He said that if Tom and Emily were willing to commit to the screenplay, the movie would be made, and that's how Hollywood works.

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Doug explained that the stars are the gatekeepers and that it would be made if they could get Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to commit to the film.

Let's Know the Summary of Edge of Tomorrow 1

Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson appear in this 2014 American science fiction action film.

Doug Liman directed the picture based on a script adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's 2004 Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill. The film is set in the future when an extraterrestrial species has colonized much of Europe.

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Major William Cage (Cruise), a public relations officer with little military experience, is pushed to join a landing operation against the aliens by his superiors, only to find himself trapped in a temporal loop while attempting to destroy the invaders.

Mimic aliens came to Germany by an asteroid in 2015 and quickly controlled much of continental Europe.

By 2020, the United Defense Force (UDF), a worldwide military alliance formed to resist the extraterrestrial menace, has defeated the Mimics at Verdun, thanks to newly designed mech-suits.

General Brigham orders recently attached U.S. Army Massive William Cage, a public affairs officer, to cover the UDF's major invasion of France in Britain.

Cage, who has never fought before, disagrees and threatens to hold Brigham responsible if the invasion fails. Cage is apprehended by Brigham and taken to Heathrow Airport, which is now a military installation.

When Cage wakes up, he discovers that Brigham has demoted him to a private and assigned him to Master Sergeant Farell and the misfit J-Squad, who are not fond of him.

Farell and J-Squad are immediately slain during the landing in France, which is a catastrophic disaster. Cage uses a Claymore mine to kill an abnormally huge blue Mimic, but the explosion kills him and drenches him in the alien's blood.

Cage is startled awake to find himself back at Heathrow, repeating the events of the day before.

His persistent attempts to warn Farell about the invasion are disregarded, and he dies on the beach and wakes up at Heathrow.

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During one loop, Cage attempts to save Sergeant Rita Vrataski, a well-known Verdun hero. She discovers Cage can travel across time and commands him to locate her the next time he wakes up.

Why Might Emily Blunt Think Edge of Tomorrow 2 not Happen Anymore?

Edge of Tomorrow (or Live Die Repeat, if you prefer), the time loop action movie that Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt worked on with filmmaker Doug Liman in 2014, received a lot of good reviews despite not making much of an impression at the box office.

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That was sufficient for a sequel to be formally announced by spring 2016, but Edge of Tomorrow 2 has yet to materialize five years later. Blunt is currently pessimistic that the sequel will still appear for one particular reason: money.

Emily Blunt talked about her time on the edge of Tomorrow with Howard Stern while promoting her most recent film, A Quiet Place: Part II. Stern asked the actress if Tom Cruise had ever approached her about doing a sequel, and she responded.

Emily Blunt's anxiety over the price of producing Edge of Tomorrow 2 is justified.

The first movie had a $178 million budget, but it made $370.5 million at the box office.

It's one thing for a studio to spend $150–200 million on a new Star Wars or MonsterVerse installment, but for something like Edge of Tomorrow 2, that's a lot of money.

Warner Bros may be less eager to invest as much money on it now as it was with Edge of Tomorrow over ten years ago, especially in light of the film's underwhelming box office success.

But as Emily Blunt also mentioned, scheduling has also proven to be a significant barrier to the production of Edge of Tomorrow 2.

Doug Liman said in January that now that the script is ready to go, all that's left is for him, Tom Cruise, and Emily Blunt to find the time to start working on the sequel.

But it's easier said than done because Cruise is now working on Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, Blunt recently signed on to the BBC and Amazon Studios series The English, and Liman is getting ready to re-team with Cruise on their space project.

Edge of Tomorrow 2 is, therefore, obviously lower on their lists of priorities.

But you can be sure that CinemaBlend will let you know if it's revealed that Edge of Tomorrow 2 is finally moving forward. Next up for Emily Blunt is the May 28 release of A Quiet Place: Part II, followed by the July 30 release of Jungle Cruise.

On November 19 for Top Gun: Maverick and May 27, 2022, for Mission: Impossible 7, Tom Cruise will return to the big screen.

Wrapping Up

Given the first film's convoluted time-wimey narrative, the initial premise for the sequel may have been difficult to grasp.
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“Firstly, the plot is so great – far better than the original picture, and I loved the original film – and second and foremost, it's a sequel that's a prequel,” Liman raved to Digital Spy.
“If I'm going to do a sequel for the first time in my life, I want to make it the polar opposite of what you'd anticipate from a sequel,” he added.
It's unclear how much Matthew Robinson's sequel concept changes from that, but given that Liman also worked on the script, we don't anticipate the approach to vary significantly.