‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Sequel Update: Production and Planning May Start Next Year? Tom Cruise Starts Pitching With Directors
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” actor Tom Cruise said that he was pushing for an “Edge of Tomorrow” sequel during an interview recently. Will it happen? Read on for more details.
Tom Cruise, who previously starred as Major William Cage in the military science fiction thriller movie, said that he already talked with Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman about a possible sequel for the film. He may have discussed this with McQuarrie since he was also the director for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.”
Furthermore, McQuarrie was the scriptwriter of “Edge of Tomorrow,” with Liman as the director.
“We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it,” Cruise told MTV News.
The 53-year-old actor also approached co-star Emily Blunt, who starred as Sergeant Rita Vrataski, to do the sequel and that she reportedly asked for an extension for one year before doing it.
“She was like, ‘give me another year, please,’” the actor said.
On the other side of the story, this might mean that the planning and production for the sequel may start anytime next year if Blunt’s statement was serious.
When MTV News asked Cruise’s concept for it, the actor reportedly did not reveal it. Seems like Cruise is planning something big.
The “Edge of Tomorrow” was based on the manga “All You Need is Kill,” which was said to have a written follow-up novel.
The creator of the manga Hiroshi Sakurazaka previously announced that he would be publishing a continuation of his science fiction book; although, no specific date was given, Anime News Network reported.
As of this writing, updates about Sakurazaka’s book were pretty scarce. But once the novel gets released, fans may have an idea about what’s going to happen in the “Edge of Tomorrow” sequel. Or did Cruise manage to read the novel? Who knows?
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