ByFred Blunden, writer at
I've read way too many comics and watched too many movies to function in normal society.
Fred Blunden

With a massive budget and a great cast it’s hard to see why [Edge of Tomorrow](tag:267902) didn’t 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 I’ve 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 they’re (technically) already part of a wider franchise.

Tom Cruise (‘The Cruiser’, ‘The Cruise-Meister’) 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.

“I pitched it to Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman, We were there one night and I was like, ‘I’ve got an idea for it’.”

Cruise and Liman are currently re-teaming for the biopic Mena, so they’re 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 recently….

Should it come to pass, I’m suggesting they re-tool it into Cruise’s character working in a laundromat and the movie be titled ‘Wash, Rinse, Repeat’… Just a suggestion…



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