Edge of Tomorrow makes a solid shout for being one of the better Hollywood movies in recent years. Managing to tell an interesting time travelling story without becoming overly convoluted is hard – the upcoming sequel promises more of the same. But the movie’s director Doug Liman wants to address one of the originals biggest flaws – its limited character arcs.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, Edge of Tomorrow 2 director Doug Liman addressed Tom Cruise’s limited arc in the first film – expressing hope that they can give his Bill Cage character a more fleshed out appeal;
“You know, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel. That being said, he has a way better arc in the sequel. Because in Live Die Repeat, he’s basically saving the world because he lives there. He really is just trying to save the girl. He has not necessarily become less of a coward [by the end], and he hasn’t necessarily become a better person. As a matter of fact, that was something that was important to Tom. When we were making the movie, we would joke that he’s only saving the Earth because he lives here. He would choose to just leave and go be somewhere else if he could. So his character never really makes the transformation. Vince Vaughn’s character doesn’t really make the transformation in Swingers. I love anti-heroes, and sometimes I love them for their anti-heroness, so you don’t want to necessarily lose that. That being said, he has a proper arc in the sequel, which is why I’m so excited to make the movie.”
Edge of Tomorrow was released back in 2014, starring Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise. The time travelling action flick was a huge hit with critics – although only enjoyed moderate success at the Box Office. Fans have been calling for a sequel to flesh out the world of the original – which teased at much bigger events.
Personally, I was a huge fan of Edge of Tomorrow. It was a great little action movie that made solid use of Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise. Both of them come across great throughout and have both expressed desires to get this sequel off the ground.
Only time will tell is this outing can match the originals.