Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Doesn't Seem Likely According to Emily Blunt
Edge of Tomorrow was a surprise sci-fi hit with fans, but we may not get a repeat of Live, Die, Repeat at this point.
Edge of Tomorrow threw Tom Cruise into an action-packed time loop with Emily Blunt's formidable soldier Rita, and it resonated with fans. Rumors of a sequel have swirled for years since the 2014 film, but it may not be in the cards, Blunt said in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
A sequel was in full-on production in 2019 according to EW, but Blunt said that she doesn't know if a sequel could happen in light of current world conditions. It was far enough along, though, that she even read a script for it.
"That was an amazing script," Blunt said. "But I just don't know what the future holds for it, I did read a script that was in really great shape, but it's just a matter of if that can even happen now. I don't have a straight answer on that one."
Based on a Japanese novel called All You Need is Kill, Edge of Tomorrow cast Cruise as United States Major William Cage, a public relations officer who had never seen combat. Early in the film, he's thrown into battle against aliens alongside Blunt's character, where things quickly break bad. Cage comes into contact with alien blood and gets trapped in a time loop, and he enlists Rita for help over and over to defeat the alien forces and escape the time loop.
Both actors are very busy, and scheduling could become an obstacle, according to Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman; Cruise is filming Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, and reuniting with Liman on a movie to be filmed in space, while Emily Blunt is working on a film titled Not Fade Away and a TV series called The English. Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick is set to release on November 21, 2021. Blunt appears next in A Quiet Place II on May 28, 2021 followed by Disney's Jungle Cruise on July 30, 2021.
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