While promoting his new Youtube series, Impulse, Doug Liman was asked about the often talked about, but still yet to get made sequel to ‘Edge Of tomorrow’ starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and written by Christopher McQuarrie. All parties have always said they’d want to do the sequel, but with a cast and crew of that caliber, you have to believe that scheduling is a pain in the ass.
The good news is that Liman told reporters that the scheduling issues are actually all taken care of and now they are just working on the script:
“We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script. It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not. If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script.”
As far as when it might get made, he told reporters that it may actually be his next film. In the meantime, Liman just finished production on Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland and he seems particularly excited about it.
“With Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, I haven’t felt like that, since casting Brad [Pitt] and Angie (Angelina Jolie) on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I’ve had amazing actors in my films, but having amazing actors at the exact right moment in their careers, like I had with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, I feel like I’ve lucked into that same timing again on Chaos Walking. They’re incredible together. There’s a crazy big idea in Chaos Walking, but I’m interested in it, in terms of how it impacts the relationship between Daisy and Tom.”