Director Doug Liman says whether or not Edge of Tomorrow 2 happens depends on the usability of stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
Whether or not Edge of Tomorrow 2 goes ahead relies on the usability of stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
When it was released in 2014, the original Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman, failed at the box office.
The film, however, received critical praise for its imaginative concept and execution, and on home television, Edge of Tomorrow gained a greater following.
This recently discovered success sparked interest in a follow-up that has been in progress for a number of years. Unfortunately, it has yet to get off the ground.
The development team of The Edge of Tomorrow has shown interest in returning to the sequel, with the script recently praised by Blunt.
What has been keeping the film back for the longest time is preparing, since over the past few years, Cruise, Blunt, and Liman have all kept busy with different projects.
Despite Edge of Tomorrow 2’s excitement, Liman is not completely confident it’s ever going to be made, and it seems that a lot depends on the official dedication of the two lead actors to it.
For now, Blunt’s schedule seems pretty straightforward, as her most recent movies (A Quiet Place 2 and Jungle Cruise) are done and waiting to be released.
The cruise is as busy as it has ever been. Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8, the former of which is scheduled to debut later this year, are now recording.
Cruise then decides to make what is known as the SpaceX Project, a film that sees him finally fly to space for principal photography, after those action sequels finish up.
It’s worth noting that Liman is the head of the SpaceX Team, so it sounds like those two will be worrying in 2021 unless any adjustments are made.
Cruise and Liman also have Luna Park, another project that has been in progress for a number of years, in the works.
It does not seem to be a top priority, even with Cruise, Blunt, and Liman repeatedly claiming they’d be up to make Edge of Tomorrow 2.
Admittedly, if the sequel doesn’t come into fruition, that might not be the worst turn of events, since the original succeeds as a standalone tale.
It would also be fascinating to see what the three came up with, especially with some teases of a “cool” concept that could potentially make more sense of the ending of Edge of Tomorrow.
Maybe one day the trio will be able to get together and actually get the long-gestating follow-up off the ground, but fans do not wait to see Edge of Tomorrow 2 anytime soon for the time being.