Edge of Tomorrow came out in 2014, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt as the main characters. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has recruited new writer Matthew Robinson who was said to have impressed the studio with his ideas for the sequel. The movie earned credible critic reviews with an IMDb rating of 7.9 and a score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. But just like the plot of the film, the sequel seems to suffer the same fate, with continuous delays.
Here are all the updates for fans on the Edge of Tomorrow 2.
Edge of Tomorrow 2 Update and Release Date
The first part came out on May 28, 2014. The sequel name is Live Die Repeat and Repeat. In 2018, Emily Blunt said that even though the whole team is enthusiastic about the project, all the stars can’t align their dates for the shooting at the same time. The script for the movie is completed, but the movie is still experiencing delays. And a ray of hope popped up in January of this year when the director of the film posted that the movie is in the planning stage in an Instagram post.
The sequel’s planning stage is long before coronavirus bring Hollywood to a halt. Currently, it is tough to say what are the plans ahead regarding the movie until the creators and the producers make an official statement.
Edge of Tomorrow 2 Cast
In May 2017, both the leading actors, i.e., Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, confirmed that they would reprise their roles as Major William Cage and Sergeant Rita Vrataski. Meanwhile, Liman has hinted to another character who is as important as the main leads. He quoted, “There’s a third character in the sequel that’s going to, for sure, steal the movie”. It is not yet sure who will play the mysterious character. Also, sadly enough, Bill Paxton, who played Master Sergeant Farell, passed away in 2017.
Screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse wrote the script for the movie initially. But later in March 2018, Jez Butterworth started working on the re-write of the script.
Edge of Tomorrow 2 plot
Edge of Tomorrow is based on the 2004 Japanese novel called All You Need Is Kill, from the author Hiroshi Sakurazaka. In the future, Europe, an alien species called ‘Mimics,’ has taken over the world. Major William Cage joins a landing operation against aliens forcefully, with zero combat experience. Although he soon finds himself stuck in a time loop where he would die and the day resets. He thus uses this as his advantage, and with the help of Rita Vrataski, plans to end the reign of the aliens.
There is no official plot for the second part of the movie. In October 2016, Liman stated that the story for the sequel is much better than the original. He also went on to say that the film is a ”prequel to the sequel”. However, since then, the script was re-written, and there has been no update ever since.
Fans will have to wait a little longer till then stay tuned to remain updated with more such exciting news and information.