Doug Liman reveals Edge of Tomorrow sequel is in high demand

Edge of Tomorrow 2 is in highly wanted at Warner Bros. credit:Bang Showbiz
Edge of Tomorrow 2 is in highly wanted at Warner Bros. credit:Bang Showbiz

Doug Liman has teased an 'Edge of Tomorrow' sequel is "constantly" requested of him.

The 2014 sci-fi action flick starred Tom Cruise, 61, and Emily Blunt, 41, and the director has revealed Warner Bros. is keen for him to get to work on another instalment.

He told Total Film magazine: "I do think there’s probably no better compliment to a movie than people wanting for there to be a sequel."

Liman admits he feared Cruise would reject the lead role of Major William Cage because he made him a "coward".

He said: "I didn’t know if he was going to quit the movie when I proposed to him: what if we made his character a coward? It’s totally against the brand of Tom Cruise."

The 58-year-old filmmaker confessed he wasn't able to watch the entire movie back when he recently viewed it again with 'Mission Impossible' star Cruise, and suggested he would approach a sequel differently.

He added: "Tom and I recently re-watched The Edge Of Tomorrow together… I had not watched it since it came out. And I have a very short attention span and memory. I wasn’t able to watch it entirely as a viewer, but I was definitely also not the filmmaker anymore."

Blunt, who portrayed Sergeant Rita Vrataski, previously admitted she is hoping that the "stars will align" so a sequel can be made.

Warner Bros. brought 'The Invention of Lying' co-writer and co-director Matthew Robinson to pen the screenplay for the mooted project after being impressed with his pitch for the sequel that is suggested to be "great".

She told Indiewire: "I think there's an idea, that he says is great. And he says this guy came in and cracked the case. How the stars will align for us to be able to do it. I don't know. I hope they do."

The 'Fall Guy' star "adored" working with "mad scientist" Liman and the crew on the film, despite it taking its toll on her body.

Blunt also joked that she and Cruise will be too old by the time a sequel comes to fruition and they would have to go "full Irishman", referring to the de-ageing techniques used on the characters in Martin Scorsese's 2019 crime epic.

She remarked: "Tom and I are going to be 70 before we make another one. It's going to look a bit weird. We'll have to do a real flash-forward one. We'll go full Irishman, it'll be The Irishman version of 'Edge of Tomorrow'."