Edge of Tomorrow was a great film, one that didn’t really need a sequel, but we are getting one anyways. That said, both star Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman promise that it isn’t a straight sequel as much as it is a sequel that is also a prequel. If that confuses you too, don’t worry, it’s probably supposed to and in a new interview, Liman pretty much as that, as well as a bunch of other details about the upcoming sequel that was recently officially titled: Live. Die. Repeat. Repeat.
One item that Liman was happy to tease, was a new character that would be joining returning actors Cruise and Emily Blunt that will allegedly steal the show and how the movie isn’t being scoped up like a typical sequel:
“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 for sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes.
He also gave a clue as to how the movie will start and what direction it will head in from that point:
“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.”