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Warner Bros. Pictures Developing Edge of Tomorrow Sequel

Warner Bros. Pictures has begun developing an Edge of Tomorrow sequel, according to Deadline. The site says that Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) pitched a take and has been brought on to write the Edge of Tomorrow sequel. The film will be produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, and Masi Oka, with Hisashi Sasaki executive producing.

The studio intends to bring back director Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The first film unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop – forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Edge of Tomorrow was based on the Hiroshi Sakurazaka graphic novel All You Need Is Kill and grossed $370.5 million worldwide on a budget of $178 million. The movie was also known by its marketing tagline Live. Die. Repeat. and renamed as such for the home release.

In related Warner Bros. news, the studio’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara also talked to the Los Angeles Times about their other franchises. As far as the DC universe, he commented on the upcoming projects.

“The upcoming slate, with ‘Shazam,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘Birds of Prey,’ feels like we’re on the right track. We have the right people in the right jobs working on it. The universe isn’t as connected as we thought it was going to be five years ago. You’re seeing much more focus on individual experiences around individual characters. That’s not to say we won’t at some point come back to that notion of a more connected universe. But it feels like that’s the right strategy for us right now.”

He added: “What Patty Jenkins did on ‘Wonder Woman’ illustrated to us what you could do with these characters who are not Batman and Superman. Obviously, we want to get those two in the right place, and we want strong movies around Batman and Superman. But ‘Aquaman’ is a perfect example of what we can do. They’re each unique and the tone’s different in each movie.”

He also hinted that we could be seeing more Matrix and Mad Max films. “We have incredible franchises on the features side such as ‘The Matrix.’ We’d love to work with George Miller on furthering the ‘Mad Max’ franchise. We feel there’s a big opportunity on the Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera side as well. We need to invest and build those franchises up.”

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