Emily Blunt Offers Update on EDGE OF TOMORROW 2; Says The Script Wouldn’t Work Today — GeekTyrant


Edge of Tomorrow actress Emily Blunt has offered a new update on the long-awaited sequel for the film that probably won’t ever happen. Her recent update definitely isn’t optimistic as she feels the script for the film, which was written years ago, wouldn’t even work today if they tried to shoot it. She said:

“Doug and I talk all the time about it. I know Tom wants to do it, hopefully, at some point. But it’s timing, but it’s also been ten years since we made it . . . There was an amazing script in the works, but I think it would only have worked if we shot it eight years ago. I’m not saying we’re that ancient, but you have to factor in it’s been ten years.”

I would love nothing more than to see this Edge of Tomorrow sequel get made. But, it seems like Tom Cruise is booked with film projects for the next ten years! I don’t want to be a negative nelly, but I just don’t know if it’s going to ever get made.

Matthew Robinson (The Invention Of Lying) pitched a take on the story that the studio loved, and he wrote the initial draft of the script. Liman previously said that he likes the story for the sequel more than the first film and explained that it would revolutionize how people make sequels. He also said, “we’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have a story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script.”

The story for the sequel picks up right where the last film left off, but then it will go backward in time. The director previously offered details in a previous interview, saying: “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 went on to say: “It’s mostly not on the battlefield, so there’s a whole new arena of fights we’re going to do using a lot of the technology, but also, because it is a prequel, it’s a lot of the precursor stuff. I’m really interested in the details of that … Like batteries, do they run out on these suits? I mean, they must have batteries. Or he gets stuck with the menu in the wrong language, just the reality of that menu stuck in the wrong language when you’re in the middle of a battlefield and aliens are all around you and you gotta get the suit working again, that detail gives you drama and excitement. And humor. In the sequel, I’m creating an environment where I get to have even more of those details.”

Blunt also previously talked about the script and said, “It’s really promising and really, really cool. I just don’t know when everything’s going to sort of align, you know what I mean? Between all of our schedules, it would just have to be the right time. But there is something in the works, for sure, that’s a great idea. A great idea.”

Do you think that Edge of Tomorrow 2 will ever happen?

Source: Variety


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