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Edge of Tomorrow was a film with one of the worst marketing campaigns ever. No one knew what the film was about and it suffered at the box office because of it. Yet, the film was great. For me, it is one of the best action films to come out in recent years. Over time, it gained a faithful fanbase on home video. Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and writer Christopher McQuarrie all expressed a desire to do a sequel. Well, we now have some more news on that matter.
In an exclusive interview with Collider, Doug Liman, who directed Edge of Tomorrow, revealed that Edge of Tomorrow 2 is getting closer to actually happening. Indeed, it might even be the next film for Doug Liman. Here is what he had to say on the matter:
“We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script. It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not. If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script […] It has the possibility of being my next film”.
Making A Sequel For The Right Reasons
Realistically, we will probably not get Edge of Tomorrow 2 until 2020 at the earliest. Still, it is good to know that the sequel is being done because of passion rather than financial gain. I am more confident than before that the sequel will be worthy to the original. We just have to hope that the remaining things that need to be done for the sequel to go into production can get sorted out as soon as possible. That way, Doug Liman will be able to have Edge of Tomorrow 2 as his next project.
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