It's looking like the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow might actually happen a lot sooner than we thought. In a recent interview with Collider, director Doug Liman said that it very well could be his next film project!
Liman previously revealed that the film would be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat and he also said that he likes the story for the sequel more than the first film. He also explained that it would revolutionize how people make sequels. As of right now, he says they are frantically working on getting the script ready:
"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."
When asked how soon the film could happen, the director said:
"It could be. It has the possibility of being my next film."
That's great news! The first film was so unexpectedly great and I hoped that we wouldn't have to wait too much longer before the sequel got made, so it's good to see that the development has been progressing quickly and steadily.
As far as the story goes, we know that it will pick up right where the last film left off, but then it will go backward in time. It will be interesting to see if Liman turns the clock back even further than he did in the first movie. The director offered the additional details in a previous interview:
“I think what people tend to do with sequels is they just make them bigger. And I’m like, ‘No, a sequel should be smaller.’ You did the first film as sort of the ad campaign for the sequel, so now you don’t need as much action, and in the case of Edge of Tomorrow, people obviously loved the comedy and they loved the situation… so we can do way more focus on Tom’s character and Emily Blunt’s character, and there’s a third character in the sequel that’s gonna for sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes."
He went on to say:
“It’s mostly not on the battlefield, so there’s a whole new arena of fights we’re going to do using a lot of the technology, but also, because it is a prequel, it’s a lot of the precursor stuff. I’m really interested in the details of that … Like batteries, do they run out on these suits? I mean, they must have batteries. Or he gets stuck with the menu in the wrong language, just the reality of that menu stuck in the wrong language when you’re in the middle of a battlefield and aliens are all around you and you gotta get the suit working again, that detail gives you drama and excitement. And humor. In the sequel, I’m creating an environment where I get to have even more of those details.”
Liman is obviously very excited about this movie and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both set to return and I can't wait to see how the story for their characters will continue!