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Emily Blunt's hope for another 'Edge of Tomorrow' sequel appears promising.

Doug Liman reassured fans that the film's sequel is still in the works.

Liman recently disclosed ongoing discussions with Tom Cruise about the sequel.

There is great news for fans of Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow! Even though it’s been a decade since the movie came out, director Doug Liman confirmed that there is still a chance we might get a sequel.

Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (Credits: Warner Bros.)
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow (Credits: Warner Bros.)

In 2014, Cruise starred in a movie as a military officer where he kept living the same day over and over again while battling aliens. At first, not many people went to see it in theaters.

Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, it only earned $100.2 million in the U.S. on a production budget of $178 million. But now, it’s become a favorite among fans and is seen as one of Cruise’s top movies.

Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Discussions are Back on Track

Doug Liman
Doug Liman (Image by Georges Biard, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

In an interview with Empire before his new movie The Instigators hit theaters, Doug Liman assured fans that the possibility of an Edge of Tomorrow sequel is still alive. “We keep talking about it,” he said, with “we,” referring to Tom Cruise himself. “We love that world,” the 58-year-old added.

Talks of a sequel first started in 2016, with Liman hinting during an interview with IGN about trying something new in filmmaking. However, the project remained stuck in development due to scheduling conflicts.

But the good news is that Liman recently revealed that he and the Hollywood superstar have been discussing the sequel again. He compared the situation to James Cameron‘s Terminator sequels, which also faced long delays between installments. The filmmaker said:

I don’t know how long Cameron took with his Terminators, but at the time it felt like a long time.

Interestingly, Liman and Cruise even rewatched the first movie together recently. He “was like, ‘Wow, that is a really good movie.’” Not only the director but fans also share the same sentiment about the film.

With this positive update from Liman, it seems Emily Blunt‘s wish is becoming a reality. In an interview with Deadline, the actress previously said, “I would love to do another one. I don’t know when and I don’t know how, but I would love it. I don’t know if my back could take it.” With both lead stars expressing interest, a sequel could soon be on its way.

Doug Liman Focuses on Legacy and Not on Box Office Numbers

Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (Credits: Warner Bros.)
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (Credits: Warner Bros.)

Doug Liman seems to be taking a long-term view with his films. He knows that films like Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity haven’t had huge opening weekends and even might not explode with huge audiences right away. However, he finds comfort in knowing that these films find new audiences over time. The NY native stated in the same interview:

I’m making movies for the long term. I’d like to get accolades now, but I also recognise that, if I was given the choice, I’ll choose making films that people 50 years from now are still watching.

Looks like the Edge of Tomorrow sequel might actually happen. Hoping that fans won’t have to keep waiting endlessly for it!

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