Director Doug Liman has confessed he has no idea if Edge of Tomorrow 2 will happen. For five decades, there has been talk of a sequel being forced to Edge of Tomorrow, but with little to show for it at the moment. The first film has just enhanced its critical status because it came out, and is currently considered by many as among the very best sci-fi action movies released in the previous ten years. But, it was just a small success at the box office, and that’s why Warner Bros. hasn’t been all that worried about becoming Edge of two off the floor and running.
That has not ceased Liman and his collaborators from trying, however. Only last month, the filmmaker supported the Edge of Tomorrow 2 script draft by Matthew Robinson (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) is completed and ready to go when it will get a green-light. Problem is, involving his or her stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt’s schedules, Liman is not convinced that is going to happen anytime soon (if at all).
In a meeting Collider concerning the next season of his YouTube series, Impulse, Liman confessed that he “frankly [has] no thought” if Edge of Tomorrow 2 will get made, stating “involving my program, Tom [Cruise]’s program, along with Emily [Blunt]’s program, it is demanding”. But he proceeded to explain that he very much want to make it occur, teasing “There’s a lot more story to be told”.
Scheduling will appear like a large issue for Edge of Tomorrow 2 in the present time. Cruise is now gearing up to take Mission: Impossible 8 and 7 back for release dates in 2021 and 2022, and will also need to make space to market Top Gun: Maverick in mid-2020. Blunt is likewise occupied at this time, so locating a moment for them to return from the near-future is not going to be easy. Before, Liman has stated Edge of Tomorrow 2 may be his second film, though he also is preoccupied for now. The filmmaker is attempting to complete his YA novel adaptation Chaos Walking, that has been postponed once and experienced heavy reshoots back into the spring. Now, it is near-impossible to state when, just, Chaos Walking will see the light of day and Liman is going to be liberated again.
As fascinating as Edge of Tomorrow 2 seems, it would not be a entire loss if it never occurred. The first movie works perfectly well by itself, even though a number of its time-loop mechanics do not completely hold up (though that is very much open for discussion ). With this Mission: Impossible films going stronger than ever, a few may also prefer Cruise to concentrate his attention on such franchise, instead of attempting to knock a somewhat unnecessary Edge of ours followup. Certainly, however, if Edge of Tomorrow 2 actually does come to pass, it will simply be because Liman, Cruise, and Blunt feel they have got a home-run in their hands, instead of these bowing to pressure from executives.