EXCLUSIVE: ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ is Both Sequel and Prequel

Chris Tilly

While Doug Liman was recently doing publicity for American Made in London (see the new trailer below) FANDOM grabbed the opportunity to quiz the director about his forthcoming Edge of Tomorrow sequel Live Die Repeat and Repeat.

Liman stated that piecing together the time-travel elements of the original was a painful experience, so we asked why he was going back for more.

Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.

Child Birth, Sequels, and Prequels

“Because we have such an amazing story,” came the response. “Maybe it’s like child birth. I remember suffering, but I don’t really remember the pain, I just remember having suffered. In a way, I think of filmmaking that way a lot – making movies is really hard, but you finish and then you forget all the painful moments and you go right back in and do another one.

“We have an amazing story. It’s a sequel that’s a prequel. Or a prequel that’s a sequel. It’s both a sequel and a prequel There are plenty of sequels that are just made as prequels. This actually is a sequel and a prequel at the same time. It takes maybe the very things that were driving us crazy about time travel, and we just own them. The story is incredible. When I talk about the story I never even mention the aliens. They’re in the movie, but I didn’t make Edge of Tomorrow because I was interested in the aliens, I was interested in the people.”

Live Die Repeat and Repeat doesn’t have a start date yet, but American Made hits UK screens August 25 and US cinemas September 29.

Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.
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