Good news for fans of the 2014 high-concept sci-fi film that may or may not be titled Edge of Tomorrow. Director Doug Liman has just confirmed that its sequel will pick up right where the original’s story of idiotic name changes left off!
To recap that tale of stupid film titles, the first movie was originally in development under its source novel’s translated title, All You Need Is Kill. The first photo from the film was even released under that name. But soon after, it was rightly decided that All You Need Is Kill is kind of a dumb title. Warner Bros. wanted to change the title, but also apparently keep it sounding like nonsense. They settled on We Mortals Are, and, of course, no one knew what that meant either. So, then the studio finally decided to release the film as Edge of Tomorrow. Similar to its predecessors, it doesn’t entirely seem like a complete thought, but whatever. You almost get it.
But that’s not the end of this Groundhog Day-like story of trying over and over again to make something work. Upon the film’s home video release, cover art and on-demand services started stressing the film’s tagline, “Live. Die. Repeat.”, as being the title, with Edge of Tomorrow functioning as a pointless subtitle. And now, it seems the sequel will jump in right after this exciting cliffhanger of whether or not we’re meant to call this thing Live. Die. Repeat. or what.
Speaking to Collider, Liman just revealed that the follow-up is (for now) titled Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Though, with Liman giving a verbal interview, it seems unclear whether or not they’re still going to throw some superfluous punctuation in there.
Equally unclear is just when Reduce, Re-Cruise, Recycle will actually get made. Liman added, “Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.”