EDGE OF TOMORROW Television Series Was Reportedly In The Works At HBO Max, Lawsuit Reveals

EDGE OF TOMORROW Television Series Was Reportedly In The Works At HBO Max, Lawsuit Reveals

While a sequel has been in the works for years, it sounds like Warner Bros. was recently considering a pivot to streaming and had begun quietly developing an Edge of Tomorrow television series.

By RohanPatel - Feb 07, 2022 09:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Edge of Tomorrow

Following Village Roadshow filing a bombshell lawsuit against their longtime partners at Warner Bros. earlier today, several new details have emerged, revealing some of what the studio may have been planning in recent months. It sounds like one of their mystery projects was a big-budget Edge of Tomorrow television series for HBO Max.

There's no other information at this point in time, but it sounds like the studio was indeed committed to developing a follow-up to Doug Liman's 2014 sleeper hit that starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. However, with production on the sequel being perpetually delayed due to the busy schedules of all three, it seems like the studio was floating around the idea of bringing the franchise to their flagship streaming platform. 

Considering Village Roadshow co-financed the film and that their relationship with WB may effectively be over, it's unclear whether this potential series could move forward without their involvement. It also seems highly improbable that Cruise would sign on for a straight-to-streaming offering, so whatever this project could or would have been, it's likely it would have been centered on a different batch of characters. 

A prequel series about Blunt's Rita Vrataski would presumably be the most interesting avenue to explore, possibly revealing how she earned the "Full Metal Bitch" moniker and would make sense considering Liman previously said the film follow-up would be a "sequel that's a prequel."

Regardless of what happens next, it's certainly a fun prospect to think about what might have been.

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AmazingFILMporg - 2/7/2022, 9:17 PM
WB really is pissing every production studio off😆
HeavyMetal4Life - 2/7/2022, 9:19 PM
WB seems determined to consistently do head-scratching things that make them look foolish and like they have no idea how to run their company.
Reeds2Much - 2/7/2022, 9:33 PM
WB Boardroom be like
12thMaster - 2/7/2022, 9:34 PM
Lets talk about what matters...who should buy DC from WB?:


Or what if DC buys themselves out?
JDL - 2/7/2022, 9:39 PM
@12thMaster - Can't be Disney or Sony imo, but Netflix would sell it's soul to take it over. That is if it had a soul. As for Universal possible if they have the cash but since Netflix will out bid them I don't think it likely.
JonAwesome - 2/7/2022, 9:40 PM
@12thMaster - Netflix, I don’t trust those other studios!
SonOfAGif - 2/7/2022, 10:25 PM
@12thMaster - Comcast which owns Universal.
bkmeijer2 - 2/8/2022, 4:34 AM
@12thMaster - Paramount?

I think I would prefer them as a studio of its own like Marvel Studios though
Timerider84 - 2/8/2022, 4:38 AM
@JDL - they are looking for a new franchise, as they're about to lose the Fast and the Furious with it's last two films shooting back to back, they need something new or large that everyone loves. Not sure about Netflix, they spend their money as soon as it hits their pockets. Prices will be like $25 dollars for HD, if they buy DC from WB, but that won't happen, that's a cash cow or golden goose for WB, no way will they sell it.
JDL - 2/8/2022, 11:42 AM
@Timerider84 - Oh I agree. WB won't sell it unless forced to and as bad as they've been some of the time I don't think it's bad enough for that event.

Good point about Universal but if it happened and if there was anyway possible that Netflix could grab it, imo they would. I just don't see anyway for them to pull it off.
Spidey91 - 2/7/2022, 9:51 PM
"director-centric studio" my a**
dracula - 2/7/2022, 10:15 PM
On Wonka

You guys adapted Charlie and the chocolate factory together, but yeah its based on a book. Doesn't have to be a prequel to that previous version. just like how it doesnt have to be a prequel to the original.

Its just a Wonka movie, not like the makers of batman 66 made money off of batman begins
dracula - 2/7/2022, 10:17 PM
On Edge Of Tomorrow

Yeah that is for sure something they can bring up, if they co produced the original project and have partial ownership of it, they should have the option to be involved
AnthonyVonGeek - 2/7/2022, 11:33 PM
Groundhog Day did it best….

DrReedRichards - 2/8/2022, 1:02 AM
This just in: Studio Execs Who Give Themselves Standing Ovations And Yearly Bonus Handouts Don't Really Know How To Handle IP.

Kadara - 2/8/2022, 1:37 AM
I'm not even a professional lawyer but I can see the case going like this:
Judge: Defence
Defense: Your honor, COVID
Judge: Case dismissed
The1st - 2/8/2022, 5:41 PM
Must there be a prequel to EVERYTHING?

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