One of the best films of 2014, Edge of Tomorrow, might be getting the sequel treatment if Tom Cruise has anything to say about it, and we assume he does. Speaking to Uproxx while on the press trail for this summer smash hit Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, who co-wrote Edge of Tomorrow, had some interesting things to say about a recent meeting with Cruise. Here is what he had to say:
“Edge of Tomorrow was so hard and was so draining. 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 f***ing hear it. I do not want to know!’ And he pitched the idea to me and he finished pitching it, I was like, ‘Why did you do that?’”
So, what are the chances we might see this “interesting” idea become a real sequel? McQuarrie goes on to say”
“It all comes down to Warner Bros. and Doug Liman and Emily Blunt saying yes. The idea is there. At worst, it’s the kernel of an idea – which is, on one hand, great, but on the other hand, I know what a nightmare that is. I know that I’ll be in the void trying to figure that out. And even then when it came out in the press after Tom had mentioned it, right away, there were people on social media saying, ‘Don’t do it, it should never have a sequel, etc., etc.’ And I’m just laughing because I’m like, ‘You guys don’t even know what we are talking about! You have no idea!’ Look, that was one of the best creative teams I’ve ever worked with as far as a team of rivals: Emily is one facet of that; Doug Liman is a completely different and opposing force; Tom Cruise is another. And there I am in the middle, just playing to these three really strong, really smart people.”
We went on to joke about what might the title be if a sequel does come to fruition:
“God help us figuring out what the title of the sequel is. The Edge of the Day After Tomorrow? I don’t know.”
Only time will tell if a sequel happens, but I for one, would love to see it
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