For a film that was hampered by confusion over its title and marketing, you’d think they’d find a better way to set up the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow. Well, you’d apparently be wrong.
While chatting with Collider, director Doug Liman said development is chugging along on a sequel to the sci-fi adventure. Which is great news! The original didn’t do gangbusters at the box office, but it was a whole lot of fun. It’s great to see Edge of Tomorrow getting a shot at a sequel, but the title does not, umm, inspire a lot of confidence that they’ve ironed out the marketing problems. Liman said the title is Live Die Repeat and Repeat. No, you didn’t misread that.
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
“We have an amazing story! It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. 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.”
The title is a play on the film’s tagline, Live. Die. Repeat., which was featured prominently on the home release of the film. It seems the studio couldn’t decide what to call the film, so they just used both titles to deeply confuse anyone actually interested in watching the movie. It’s not that basing the title off the home release tagline is a bad idea in theory, it’s just that the name is really, really dumb.
Hopefully Liman was joking, or that is just a development title while they put the film together, because … yikes.