Tom Cruise is in high demand these days and this year he’ll be shooting two Mission: Impossible sequel with director Christopher McQuarrie behind the camera.
Another Cruise sequel that has been in development for ages includes Doug Liman’s sequel to science fiction flick Edge of Tomorrow that co-starred British actress Emily Blunt.
While promoting A Quiet Place II, Blunt talked to IndieWire about the potential of returning to the Rita role for the sequel and sounds hopeful it’ll eventually come together pointing out she had a good time making the original.
BLUNT: “I think there’s an idea, that [Doug Liman] says is great. And he says this guy came in and cracked the case. How the stars will all align for us to be able to do it. I don’t know. I hope they do.”
“I absolutely adored it. It broke my body in half, but I’d be willing to do it again to work with those boys who I love. So let’s see.”
The project was almost a go once before as Blunt had to bow-out due to commitments to Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns.
Director Doug Liman sounded optimistic last year while speaking with ComicBookMovie suggesting that he hoped to get cameras rolling once Tom Cruise finished-up his two Mission: Impossible sequels and confirmed they completed a script.
COMIC BOOK MOVIE: Is there anything you can tell me about Edge of Tomorrow 2, which I believe is titled Live, Die, Repeat and Repeat. Is that something you’re cooking up with Tom Cruise after he finishes filming the next two Mission: Impossible movies?
LIMAN: “I’m hoping. If we’re going to do it, that would be the time.”
COMIC BOOK MOVIE: And the script is done and everything?
LIMAN: “Yeah, the script is ready.”
Doug also posted this image from the production offices for the film.
HN Entertainment learned last year the studio was considering shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England.
The same facility currently being used for Mission: Impossible 7-8.
I’d keep my hopes up mainly because Tom Cruise is a very persistent actor/producer and seemingly gets sequels made if he wants them bad enough, this summer’s Top Gun: Maverick is a good example.
Warner Bros. has yet to officially announce the film or give it a release date.
When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight — and his death — over and over again. However, Cage’s fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.
SOURCE: INDIE WIRE