Edge Of Tomorrow 2’s budget likely to stop it getting made

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Emily Blunt casts fresh doubt on whether we’ll ever get that promised sequel to Edge Of Tomorrow.

It’s been seven years now since the release of one of the best sci-fi blockbusters of the 2010s. That’d be Edge Of Tomorrow, starring Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise, a movie from director Doug Liman. It wasn’t a cheap film to make, and its initial box office wasn’t helped by indecision over what to actually call the film. Still, in the years since its 2014 release, its reputation has only grown, and there’s been on and off chatter about a sequel.

Certainly Liman, Cruise and Blunt have all expressed interest in making another film in the series. But as she hits the promotional trail for A Quiet Place Part II, Emily Blunt has now admitted the sequel is looking like a long shot.

Talking to The Howard Stern Show, Blunt said that “we wanted to”, when asked about making a sequel, adding “honestly, I think the movie is probably too expensive”.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it. I think that it’s hard to align everyone’s schedules. I would love it. Doug Liman would love it. Tom would love it. We’d all love to do it. But I think until we figure out what’s going on with the industry – honestly, I think we need to figure out what is the next road map for the kinds of films that people want to make”, she said.

The likely price tag for the film is in the $150-200m region, and whether Warner Bros is quite in the business of making riskier ventures with that bill attached is unclear, even as it tries to find new material for its HBO Max streaming service.

Fingers crossed there’s a way forward for the project someone, but sadly, not really worth holding your breath on this one.

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