EDGE OF TOMORROW Director Doug Liman Loves His Sequel Idea "Way More Than The Story Of The Original Film"

EDGE OF TOMORROW Director Doug Liman Loves His Sequel Idea "Way More Than The Story Of The Original Film"

Edge of Tomorrow was one of 2014's most welcome surprises, and it sounds like director Doug Liman is even more excited about the upcoming sequel, which will return both Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt. Check it!

By RohanPatel - Sep 22, 2017 08:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Edge of Tomorrow
Source: Yahoo! Movies
While on the press tour for his latest directorial venture, the critically-acclaimed American Made, director Doug Liman sat down with Yahoo! Movies and shared a few interesting tidbits about Live Die Repeat and Repeat, which is the tentative title for the highly anticipated sequel to his 2014 sleeper hit, Edge of Tomorrow, which starred 3x Academy Award-nominated superstar Tom Cruise and Golden Globe-winner Emily Blunt in the lead roles.

Liman explains that the sequel's currently unofficial title originates from his intended title for the first film: Live Die Repeat. Unfortunately, at that time, the studio didn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his vision and opted for the safer and studio-friendly Edge of Tomorrow, That was an epic war between me and Warner Bros. that I lost.” However, as fate would have it, Liman did ultimately get the last laugh as after the film's blockbuster success, the studio decided to essentially rebrand the film on home video, releasing it on Blu-ray/DVD with a much larger emphasis on the film's "Live. Die. Repeat." tagline rather than the film's actual title, which was relegated to the bottom of the cover.

Throughout his illustrious career, Liman has never returned for a sequel and he admits to being apprehensive about returning for this one as well, but it looks like Cruise's rough story idea - combined with unbelieveable fan support - really got his wheels turning. “Normally there are financial decisions behind making a sequel, but with this, it was just about us coming up with a story. Really, it’s not a world I was eager to go back to, because dealing with time travel can make your head hurt. But there was so much affection from fans of the movie — more than any of my other movies! — that Tom and I felt that we owed it to ourselves to at least think about what a sequel could be.

As for where the film picks up, Liman teases that it will go back a little further than we might have expected. "It picks up where the last one left off, but then we go backwards in time. I love it way more than the story of the original film." To recap, the first film ended with Major Cage destroying the Omega and returning back to the beginning when he was arriving in Trafalgar Square. He then paid a confused Rita Vrataski a visit before the film cut to credits. Now, if the sequel plans to go back even further than that moment, then we could be in for quite the treat as we'll more likely than not get a chance to revisit the original, cowardly, opportunistic Bill Cage as well as possibly get to see Rita Vrataski earn her name as "The Angel of Verdun." Liman teases, "I like antiheroes. Pretty much all of my films are about antiheroes, including American Made.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!

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Kevwebsz - 9/22/2017, 8:14 PM
First movie was great. Can't wait for the sequel.
NoMeaning45 - 9/22/2017, 8:15 PM
Man, now I can understand why Liman ends up dropping out of projects so often.

He seems like such a....difficult dude to work with..
NoMeaning45 - 9/22/2017, 8:16 PM
But anyway, first one was badass
ElJefe - 9/22/2017, 8:18 PM
Pete and Repeat were sitting on a fence.

Pete fell off.

Who's left?
Spock0Clock - 9/23/2017, 12:44 AM
@ElJefe -

ElJefe - 9/23/2017, 5:53 AM
@Spock0Clock -

MUTO123 - 9/22/2017, 8:19 PM
Cool. Loved the first one. Hope the sequel turns out well.
MUTO123 - 9/22/2017, 8:19 PM
And American Made looks pretty damn good too.
Forthas - 9/22/2017, 8:20 PM
I thought this movie was overrated!
Supercat6376 - 9/22/2017, 8:35 PM
@Forthas - imlossible.
Forthas - 9/22/2017, 8:50 PM
@Supercat6376 -

No! The aliens looked silly to me...and the constant death scenes had the effect of taking any tension out of some of the scenes.

I am not saying it was a bad film, but it was not as good or even as original (basically a sci-fi Groundhogs Day) as advertised!
MasterMix - 9/22/2017, 8:26 PM
R.I.P. Bill Paxton
Supercat6376 - 9/22/2017, 8:30 PM
This movie holds a special place for me... I don't know why. I saw it 3 times. The last time I was in the theatre alone lol. It's just a good solid sci fi movie. It's well acted. I like the the score and Emily Blunt is a goddess.
UrGFtxtsMe2Much - 9/22/2017, 8:40 PM
Ah yeah, this'll get the juices flowing.

gmoney0505 - 9/22/2017, 8:43 PM
Pretty sure he is not going to say I made a bad script for the sequel and the studio still green lit my movie.
grif - 9/22/2017, 8:47 PM
no more of the groundhog day stuff please. that was fine for the first movie. yes the woman went through it too. but i do not need the same movie twice.

also release a [frick]ing art book for both films.
BloodyBed - 9/22/2017, 8:51 PM
BlackStar25 - 9/22/2017, 9:12 PM
Almost 20 comment in....and no whitewashing remarks...

UrGFtxtsMe2Much - 9/22/2017, 9:37 PM
@BlackStar25 -

Man, I never really understood the mentality of people screaming whitewashing. America is a country with around 77% White (including White Hispanics), 18% Hispanic (All Hispanics), 13% Black and 5% Asian. I would expect for most of the movies/shows to reflect more to those demographics.

Just as with Bollywood portraying Indians and having a lack of Whites, Hispanics and Blacks (given the British history with India, I would expect to see some movies addressing this but not on a continued and overwhelming basis).

I would also expect to see similar movies/shows portraying the majority more than the lower percentages of the minorities in China (like Hollywood and Bollywood).
Luminus - 9/22/2017, 11:49 PM
@SainsburyCider - In what Bollywood movie, specifically, do you see an obvious Indian (not a white man from India) portraying a white American male in a Caucasian cultural setting? Also, show me the Chinese actor doing the same in their country. Don't argue with me, simply post an example. Then explain to me how often this happens.
Kumkani - 9/23/2017, 4:38 AM
@SainsburyCider - This has to be the dumbest excuse I've read. Sorry.
Kumkani - 9/23/2017, 4:38 AM
@Luminus - Thank you. Some people just don't get it
Seejay - 9/24/2017, 6:58 AM
@BlackStar25 - Is the character black in the graphic novel? Or, what are talking about? =/
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