EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 Idea "Locked and Loaded" and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6 Teased
Earlier this year, we learned that Tom Cruise came up with a story idea for Edge of Tomorrow 2. He pitched that idea to director Doug Liman and writer Christopher McQuarrie. The sequel would also involve Emily Blunt's badass character, Rita Vrataski. Shortly after that, McQuarrie did an interview in which he said they had a "kernel of an idea." He explained at the time:
"It all comes down to Warner Bros. and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes. The idea is there. At worst, it’s the kernel of an idea – which is, on one hand, great, but on the other hand, I know what a nightmare that is. I know that I’ll be in the void trying to figure that out. And even then when it came out in the press after Tom had mentioned it, right away, there were people on social media saying, 'Don’t do it, it should never have a sequel, etc., etc.' And I’m just laughing because I’m like, 'You guys don’t even know what we are talking about! You have no idea!' Look, that was one of the best creative teams I’ve ever worked with as far as a team of rivals: Emily is one facet of that; Doug Liman is a completely different and opposing force; Tom Cruise is another. And there I am in the middle, just playing to these three really strong, really smart people."
It seems like there has been some movement on the sequel's development, because in a recent interview with Collider, McQuarrie was asked about the film and he said the idea for the sequel is locked and loaded:
"We have the idea for the sequel locked and loaded."
When asked if he has started writing a treatment for the movie yet, all he would say is:
"I don’t know what I can say. I can only say it’s a going concern."
This may not be a huge update, but it's good to know that they are still moving forward with it. It sounds like a project that they are continually developing, which means the sequel will probably happen. I loved the first film, but with the way it ended the thought of a sequel never crossed my mind. I would be completely fine if a sequel didn't happen, but now that there's been all this talk of one, I'm actually very curious to see what they are planning for it.
During the interview, McQuarrie also talked about Mission: Impossible 6, which he is set to direct. He and Tom Cruise are hard at work developing that, and he explains how they are looking to raise the bar:
"Look, we definitely have to raise the bar, we’ve got to do that every time. And we have an idea for one sequence in particular and it’s one we’re very, very excited about. It’s going to be incredibly challenging to do, and we’re very excited."
You can't have a proper Mission: Impossible movie without an epic and challenging sequence! It'll be fun to see what situation Ethan Hunt finds himself in this next time around.
In a previous interview with moviefone, the writer and director teased a scene that wasn't used on Rogue Nation that could possibly be the scene they want to bring to life in their upcoming sixth film:
"There was one we really loved [that involved] a glass bridge -- a footbridge going from one building to another, And that glass device Ethan uses to break into the factory or the power plant [in "Rogue Nation"], he uses the same glass breaking device to destroy this entire glass bridge."
"It was going to be this spectacular image, and unfortunately it was just so unbelievably expensive and we had to jump through so many hoops to put them on that glass bridge, we ultimately put it in the file with all the other things that will show up in another [film]."
So maybe they're going to pull that one out of the file! It sounds like it could be a pretty spectacular scene.