Emily Blunt & Director Doug Liman Offer Updates On The Upcoming EDGE OF TOMORROW Sequel

While we've known for a while that the long-awaited Edge of Tomorrow sequel is expected to start rolling cameras early next year, it looks like it could've actually started sooner. Come get the latest!

Last we heard, Tom Cruise's eagerly-awaited Edge of Tomorrow sequel wasn't expected to go into production until either late this year or early 2019, but thanks to a new interview with co-star Emily Blunt, it sounds like cameras could have started rolling at least a year ago - although it's probably for the best that production was delayed until the script was finalized and everyone's schedules had cleared up. 

Speaking with Indiewire, Blunt reaffirmed her commitment to the sequel and revealed that Cruise actually reached out to her about starting work a little over a year ago. “It’s a lot for all the stars to align for everyone to be free at the same time and available to do it at the same time. They asked me to do [it] two months before I started ‘Mary Poppins.’ Tom was like, ‘Can you go this autumn?’ and I was like, ‘No, I can’t go, I’m playing Mary Poppins for like a year, dude! I can’t do ‘Edge of Tomorrow.'

Considering production on Mary Poppins Returns ran from January to July (not including additional photography), it's probably safe to assume that the studio was eyeing a potential fall 2017 or early 2018 start date at first, but since that didn't pan out, it allowed Blunt to star in her husband's critically-acclaimed horror film, A Quiet Place, which shot from May to November. Meanwhile, Cruise shifted his focus to another action sequel, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, but did experience a slight setback when production was shut down for nearly two months after Cruise broke his ankle in August performing a death-defying stunt.

Regardless, Blunt seems increasingly enthusiastic about returning as Rita Vrataski and offered up another exciting tease about the sequel's story, “Doug Liman has got an awesome idea and he’s excited and they just need to write it. There has been a script, but now I gather there’s another one in the works.” While unconfirmed, it's likely that Blunt will tackle the long-gestating Edge of Tomorrow sequel at the tail-end of this year or early next year after wrapping Disney's Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson this summer.

Speaking of that new script, in a separate interview with Collider, director Doug Liman, who will return to helm the sequel, coyly teased the film's ambitious story, which may be a little hard to translate from page-to-screen, "We have an amazing story, and we’re just figuring out if it’s actually feasible to do." He continues, "I’m hoping we’ll know soon. I think we’ll know very
soon, if we can do it or not."

Liman also revealed that he's currently working on finishing up the latest draft of the film's script with Jez Butterworth, who was one of the three credited screenwriters on the first film alongside Chris McQuarrie and John-Henry Butterworth. "I’m working with Jez Butterworth, right now. He’s an amazing playwright. He wrote Jerusalem, and he has The Ferryman going on, right now, in London. He did the rewrites on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. He wrote Fair Game. He’s done Sam Mendes’ James Bond films. He’s a genius.

So, what do you guys think of these latest updates? Sound off with your thoughts below!

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