With a massive budget and a great cast itÃ¢ÂÂs hard to see why [Edge of Tomorrow](tag:267902) didnÃ¢ÂÂt succeed at the box office. On the surface at least.
Like [Pacific Rim](tag:204401) before it, Edge Of Tomorrow stood out as a stand-alone sci-fi movie in an era of reliable franchises. As IÃ¢ÂÂve written about many times, movie audiences are increasingly reluctant to part with their money if that involves taking a risk on anything other than a franchise. Marvel Studios have side-stepped this issue skillfully by creating a cinematic universe so new movies such as [Ant-Man](tag:9048) can be given a greenlight as theyÃ¢ÂÂre (technically) already part of a wider franchise.
Tom Cruise (Ã¢ÂÂThe CruiserÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂThe Cruise-MeisterÃ¢ÂÂ) however seems keen to pump new life into Edge Of Tomorrow, perhaps seeing it as a tent pole franchise for his career post-Mission Impossible. Talking to MTV News at the premier of the latest Mission Impossible, he hinted that there may be a future for the property.
Ã¢ÂÂI pitched it to Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman, We were there one night and I was like, Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂve got an idea for itÃ¢ÂÂ.Ã¢ÂÂ
Cruise and Liman are currently re-teaming for the biopic Mena, so theyÃ¢ÂÂre going to have plenty of time to hammer out some ideas over the summer.
Emily Blunt may return
Cruise has been well-documented on his respect and admiration for co-star Emily Blunt, so it would be no surprise to see her return. Unless she gets the
gig that Marvel has been dangling over her head recentlyÃ¢ÂÂ¦.
Should it come to pass, IÃ¢ÂÂm suggesting they re-tool it into CruiseÃ¢ÂÂs character working in a laundromat and the movie be titled Ã¢ÂÂWash, Rinse, RepeatÃ¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ¦ Just a suggestionÃ¢ÂÂ¦