The Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter, Christopher McQuarrie, held an impromptu Q&A session on social media over the weekend in which he was questioned over the film’s sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat, confirming the follow-up will explain the first’s ending.
Although the Q&A started after McQuarrie posted an image of the women from the Mission: Impossible sequel in which he takes the helm, the questions regarding Live Die Repeat and Repeat come in thick and fast although McQuarrie has handed over writing duties to Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, it’s said he will still be involved in some capacity.
Not giving much away McQuarrie stated “The end of Edge will make complete sense” when questioned over the new title for the sequel and final instalment he went on to confirm “I was not consulted”
The Edge of Tomorrow was an adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s Japanese graphic novel, All You Need is Kill, but with most adaptation’s creative license is always manipulated to make the story work for the big screen and in its outing Rita (Blunt) had been killed trying to buy Cage (Cruise) enough time to destroy the Omega, he did but it cost him his life. He died absorbing the Omega’s blood – just as he initially did with an Alpha earlier on in the movie which set off another reset, though this time they had won the war with the Mimics. With McQuarrie’s admission, those who questioned its ending will now likely be able to make sense of it.
The sequel to Doug Liman’s 2014 The Edge of Tomorrow, Live Die Repeat and Repeat, will see Liman team up with Tom Cruise yet again – Cruise and Liman’s American Made will be in cinemas in August – Emily Blunt will also reprise her role from the first movie. No date has been set for its release.