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Doug Liman Teases New Character For ‘EDGE OF TOMORROW’ Sequel

May 31, 2017


Doug Liman has already confirmed the title for the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow sequel, LIVE DIE REPEAT AND REPEAT. Recently, he spoke to Happy Sad Confused podcast and he spoke a little more into details about the sequel and his philosophy on making it.

“I think what people tend to do with sequels is they just make them bigger. And I’m like, ‘No, a sequel should be smaller.’ You did the first film as sort of the ad campaign for the sequel, so now you don’t need as much action, and in the case of EDGE OF TOMORROW, people obviously loved the comedy and they loved the situation… So we can do way more focus on Tom’s character and Emily Blunt’s character, and there’s a third character in the sequel that’s gonna be sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes.”

Liman also spoke that while a sequel will happen, don’t expect any further movies and that the sequel will serve as the end of the series.

“I see this as a two-movie franchise; there’s the completion of the story we set up in the first movie and the relationships between Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt– because, remember, at the end of the first movie, she doesn’t know who he is– and that’s gonna launch us into an amazing new direction. It does pick up right where we left off, but it doesn’t keep going forward, because we’d screw with time, because the aliens screwed with time.”

Directed by Liman, the first film starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and brought in $100 million at the domestic box office, and $370 million worldwide. Cruise and Blunt were joined by Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Massoyoshi Haneda and Tony Way. Based on the acclaimed novel “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

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