Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman has spoken to Collider about how Edge of Tomorrow 2, which he will return to direct, is not only a sequel but also a prequel to the 2014 original.
“That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing,” Liman said. “It’s because first of all the story is so amazing—much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film—and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.”
So what does that mean? Is it a prequel/sequel the way The Godfather Part II flashed back and forth? Does it involve time travel more extensive than the Groundhog Day-style way the previous movie did?
He also teased his new concept to IGN, boldly stating that, “It’s going to revolutionize how people make sequels. It really will.”
Race writers Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse have been brought on to script the film. The original screenwriter, Christopher McQuarrie, previously spoke about the prospect of a sequel, revealing star Tom Cruise had an idea for the film.
“Edge of Tomorrow was so hard and was so draining. When we went out to dinner when we were making Mission and Tom said, ‘I have an idea for the sequel to Edge,’ and I said, ‘I don’t want to f***ing hear it. I do not want to know!’ And he pitched the idea to me and he finished pitching it, I was like, ‘Why did you do that?'”
Edge of Tomorrow 2 sequel would see the return of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, though how the film will continue the events of the first remains to be seen.
Directed by Doug Liman, Edge of Tomorrow brought in just north of $100 million at the domestic box office, and cleared $370 million worldwide. The film also starred Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda and Tony Way. The movie was based on the acclaimed novel “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.