That Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Has a Title, Emily Blunt, and Tom Cruise
Despite a relatively low-buzz opening, Edge of Tomorrow has been building as a cult favorite since its release. From its nuanced female lead to its inventive screenplay, the film had all the ingredients to make it a surprise hit – and fans were excited when a sequel was confirmed in April of 2016.
That sequel is still circling around in production, since so many of the cast and crew are involved in other projects, but it now has a title. In an interview with Collider, director Doug Liman revealed that it will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. As io9 points out, this title is a reference to the movie’s home release, for which the title was expanded from Edge of Tomorrow to Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
Admittedly, this is a rather clunky title. As Scott Weinberg observed on Twitter, I’d be surprised if the studios give it the okay, but anything is possible.
No way in hell this movie comes out with the title “Live Die Repeat and Repeat.” Good lord is that dumb. Awesome news otherwise tho. https://t.co/cbAQmaNqDR
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 7, 2017
Title aside, Liman also seemed pumped about the film. “We have an amazing story!” he told Collider. “It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film…Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.”
The above quote also indicates that Emily Blunt, previously unconfirmed, is on board for this sequel! Along with Tom Cruise.
But what exactly is this “amazing story” going to be about? Liman previously indicated that Live Die Repeat and Repeat will be a prequel that works as a sequel, and he elaborated on his vision with Collider. “I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me,” he said. “I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels. And again that’s why I try to do things like Invisible that are just…the revolution’s sort of built into the idea. It’s more heresy in the film world for me to pitch things that are sort of unheard of.”
Given the first film’s time-travel and chronology fireworks, I’m not surprised that Liman wants to play with the prequel-sequel dynamic. I’m curious whether he’ll pull material from the source novel, a Japanese work whose title translates roughly to All You Need Is Kill, or just go for an all-new angle.
Given all this new information, are you excited for this sequel? Or are you saving your excitement for when it has a concrete production schedule?
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