Aside from the Mission: Impossible franchise, Tom Cruise has largely stayed away from starring in sequels to his own movies, despite being one of the biggest stars in the world. However, lately he appears to have warmed to the idea of reprising some of his previous roles, besides that is IMF agent Ethan Hunt.
For example, Cruise is lined up to reprise the title role in the developing Jack Reacher 2 and he appears close to committing to the long-discussed Top Gun 2. Now it looks like Cruise is hoping to make a follow-up to one of his more recent films.
Cruise, speaking at the New York premiere for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, revealed to MTV that he has already discussed a sequel to the 2014 sci-fi action/thriller Edge of Tomorrow with the original film's major players. Here's what Cruise had to say:
"I pitched it to [Rogue Nation director and Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [Edge of Tomorrow director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it."
Cruise wouldn't share details on what the Edge of Tomorrow sequel story would entail, but it doesn't sound likely to be directly connected to the upcoming sequel to "All You Need Is Kill", the illustrated Japanese novel that the first film was based on. However, if it does happen, Cruise said the sequel would also need the involvement of costar Emily Blunt.
"It could be so much fun. Gotta get Emily. I was like 'Emily, please.' She was like, 'give me another year, please.'"
Fans should be reassured in knowing that Cruise's prospective Edge of Tomorrow 2 story idea would include the return of Blunt's Rita Vrataski, as her character was considered one of the first movie's highlights. Moreover, the film's ending has been somewhat controversial (even among fans), so it would be interesting to see where a sequel would take the story next.
Edge of Tomorrow may have its fair share of admirers (us included), but it was far from a runaway hit in Summer 2014. The film failed to earn back its $178 million production budget domestically, though its worldwide take of $369 million will no doubt help motivate Warner Bros. to hear Cruise out. A sequel would be a bit further down the road, but if the actor is really so passionate about getting the project made, it might just be a matter of time.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on Edge of Tomorrow 2 as this story develops.