Edge of Tomorrow was a solid little sci-fi film with a terrible name — a name that, some would argue — led to a lackluster box-office performance that prevented it from being a runaway hit. It was only after positive word of mouth hit that it started to recoup its costs.
Now, the film is looked back on fondly as a solid film that became a modest success. So successful was it ultimately that director Doug Liman has given numerous updates on the sequel’s progress. But when the hell is it happening? How much longer do we have to wait to see the continued time-hopping adventures of William Cage and Rita Vrataski?
The film’s writer (not to mention Mission: Impossible – Fallout director) Christopher McQuarrie took to Twitter to share the bad news:
“We’re working on it. No idea how or when it will happen.”
Well, that’s certainly a bit of a bummer, though I can see why some fans would be happy to see this one stumble. The first film was such a pleasant surprise that trying to catch lightning in a bottle twice seems to be an exercise in futility.
That being said, Liman has stated on more than one occasion that the this would be the type of sequel that really intertwines with the original and adds to the overall mythology. It won’t just be a sequel for the sake of a sequel, as many fear.
Let’s just hope we’ll eventually be able to see it.
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SOURCE: Christopher McQuarrie