Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel Gets Title And Return Of Emily Blunt

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Edge of Tomorrow is one of those movies where if you haven't seen it, someone who has will list off at least a dozen reasons why you should. Fans of the sci-fi thriller have been clamouring for a sequel since 2014, along with star Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman. While things are still up in the air, the movie's definitely moving forward, with an official title and confirmed return of co-star Emily Blunt.

In an interview with Collider, Liman confirmed that the new movie will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat, a nod to the tagline and later title that was given to the film for digital and home release, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.

Blunt is on board to reprise her role as Rita Vrataski, along with Cruise as star Bill Cage. Liman previously said the movie will be a sequel that's actually a prequel, playing on the film's use of time to subvert people's expectations of what a sequel should be like.

"We have an amazing story! It's incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we'll do it. But it's not an if, it's a when," Liman said.

Right now, all the major players are involved in other projects (including Liman, who's helming DC's Justice League Dark) so it looks like it would be at least a couple of years before this movie could get off the ground. The hype has been real, but the sequel definitely feels like it's going in circles sometimes, waiting for things to finally get off the ground. But if there's anything Edge of Tomorrow fans are good at, it's surviving time loops.


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    Out of material from the manga? No problem, just make the shit up as we go.

      Spoilers, I guess

      I was going to say, didn't Emily's character die in the end of the book/manga?

      Last edited 08/05/17 7:02 pm

        Yes, horribly.

          One more reason to prefer books, they don't always demand a happy ending. Hell, I bet if they could have gotten away with it, no one would have died in the last Harry Potter movies.

    If it can keep the dark humour of the original I'm down.

    woot, also the best line i heard in order to get people to watch it was this " If you love Tom Cruise, go see it, he is excellent in it. Conversely, if you hate Tom Cruise, go see it because he gets killed repeatly in the most halirous ways"

    A sequel that's a prequel? So i'm guessing it'll show us Rita's repeating incident?

    No Bill Paxton this time around, though :( He was my favourite part of the first one.

    Very well, let's test this theory.

    I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow.

    Last edited 08/05/17 10:10 pm

      I'll bite. This movie just has a cool and mysterious vibe to it, probably due to the time travel concept it employs, and also the fact the enemy aliens are used sparingly on screen and their origins are never truly explained ( I think the book sort of delves into this right at the beginning, but it's brief ). The action is swift and brutal, and as someone said above you sure do see cruise die a lot if that's your thing lol. There's cool ass mech suits, and the greatest warrior inside one of these suits happens to be a pretty hot and commanding female.
      One thing I really enjoyed is that unlike many alien invasion films, the outcome isn't decided in some war room by generals, it can only be figured out and enacted upon by a couple of people. I'm a bit of a Sci fi head and this is one of my fave films from the past few years in that genre for sure.

    We have an amazing story! It's incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we'll do it. But it's not an if, it's a when.

    So....Donald Trump is producing this film now?

      Bloody hell, glad I'm not alone. I started reading that quote from Liman and my head started trying to translate it from Trumpish.

    If Tom Cruise wasn't in it I would definitely be excited by it, admittedly the first is one of his better movies, but he is not a great actor. Emily Blunt? Awesome, Doug Liman directing , again awesome. Hopefully Cruise can keep himself from pushing the 'but I'm the producer' button and overriding the actual creative team.

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