Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse were originally commissioned to write the screenplay for Edge of Tomorrow 2, but over the years a number of writers have come and gone. Jez Butterworth, who co-wrote the first film, attempted to rewrite the script for the sequel after Shrapnel and Waterhouse, and in 2019 Matthew Robinson was asked to develop it further. Director Doug Liman confirmed in October that the script was finished and Blunt and Cruise would reprise their roles for the sequel, however, the possibility of that reuniting is starting to seem less likely now. Blunt told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show last week that she thought the movie might even be “too expensive” to ever make.
“Honestly, I think the movie is probably overpriced,” she said. “I just don’t know how we’re going to do it. I think it’s hard to match everyone’s schedules. I would love. Doug Liman would love to. Tom would love to. We would all like to do it. . But I think until we understand what’s going on with the industry – I think we need to figure out what’s the next roadmap for the types of movies people want to make?Adapted from the 2004 Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow was generally well received by critics and ultimately was considered a box office success.
The film revolved around Cruise as Major William Cage, a public relations officer forced to join a landing operation against an alien invasion. After being killed in battle, he finds himself stuck in a time loop that sees him starting over the day before over and over again. Cage eventually works with Blunt’s Rita Vrataski to improve her combat skills and attempt to defeat the invaders.
IGN gave Edge of Tomorrow a 7.5 rating, calling Cruise an actor “pretty much bulletproof,” which makes the fact that he dies multiple times in the film “intriguing,” though. that we also noted that if “the setup is strong first, the result is disappointing, making it a high-level action picture that is slightly less than the sum of its parts.” ”