Back in 2014, Edge of Tomorrow was praised as one of the smartest scifi action spectacles to come down the pike in a long while. Since then, there’s always been the demand for a sequel, and new remarks from director Doug Liman hint at when that might happen.
Despite accolades and the fact that it starred Tom Cruise, Liman’s future-war flick didn’t pull in quite enough money to earn an instant greenlight. Progress on a sequel has been slow, and an interview with Liman on Collider gives some insight as to why:
“We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script. It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not. If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script.”
It’s a refreshing outlook considering how Hollywood likes to churn out sequels at a breakneck pace. Liman went on to say that the film might wind up being the next one he works on after Chaos Walking, based on the scifi novel of the same name. While it was heartbreaking when Liman left the Justice League Dark project that was brewing at Warner Bros., if work gets underway on Edge of Tomorrow 2, that would be an excellent consolation prize.