In a recent Uproxx interview with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie, the filmmaker was asked about the chance of a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow (since he was a co-writer for last year’s well-received film, directed by Doug Liman). McQuarrie confirmed he wants it to happen.
This all started when, during an interview with MTV while promoting the latest M:I movie, Tom Cruise confessed to having shared an idea with Christopher McQuarrie and director Doug Liman for a second installment. McQuarrie candidly remembers this:
“When we went out to dinner when we were making Mission and Tom said, “I have an idea for the sequel to Edge, and I said, “I don’t want to fucking hear it. I do not want to know!” And he pitched the idea to me and he finished pitching it, I was like, “Goddammit, why did you do that?”…It all comes down to Warner Bros. and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes. The idea is there.”
I’ll venture to say that we have on board two of the major people involved: the star and the screenwriter, and that is great news for fans of the original. Cruise also mentioned asking Emily Blunt and her response being “Give me another year, please,” so we may also count her in down the road.
Finally, in terms of marketing, McQuarrie lamented the way Edge of Tomorrow was sold to the public:
The movie didn’t have the moments that a trailer needs to tell you, “This is the experience you’re going to have.”…If people are talking about your movie on social media the weekend that it opens and telling each other to see the movie, you’re already fucked. It’s not a driver of getting people to go see a quality movie. You need to be building your social media campaign a year before the movie comes out. […] Edge of Tomorrow didn’t have a presence on social media until the weekend it came out, then people go, “Oh my God, it’s really good” … it was too little, too late.
There will certainly be more news regarding another Edge of Tomorrow now that the cat’s out of the bag. Are you excited?