It’s been nearly two years since there was any news about the potential sequel to the Tom Cruise-starring Edge of Tomorrow, but it seems the project is moving forward again. It has been reported that Warner is developing a follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi action movie.
According to Deadline, writer Matthew Robinson (Monster Trucks, The Invention of Lying) has been hired to work on the script after successfully pitching a story idea to the studio. The site states that the intention is for Cruise to reprise his role as reluctant soldier William Cage, along with co-star Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman.
Liman had previously spoken about his hopes to make a sequel, and in 2017 stated he had an “amazing” story for a sequel that was “way better than the first film.” However, Deadline now states that work on this earlier version stalled and Robinson’s story will be an entirely new take.
The Edge of Tomorrow sequel doesn’t have a release date, and don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Cruise will be seen next year in the Top Gun sequel Maverick, which will be followed by Mission Impossible 7 and 8, which are to be shot back-to-back and will release in 2021 and 2022. Blunt is also lined up to star in the horror sequel A Quiet Place 2, which arrives in May 2020.
Edge of Tomorrow was an adaptation of the Japanese novel All You Need is Kill, and was a hit with both audiences and critics. It grossed more than $370 million worldwide and currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 90%.