Could Tom Cruise actually make an Edge of Tomorrow sequel happen?

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Jul 31, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Edge of Tomorrow was one of last year's biggest genre surprises, a sci-fi movie that felt inventive, fun and powerful without ever taking itself too seriously. Critics loved it, and audiences who actually took the time to see it seem to have loved it too, but the film never quite got off the ground at the box office, thanks in part to a marketing campaign that never quite worked. Still, star Tom Cruise thinks a sequel is still possible.

At the premiere of his new film Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, Cruise told MTV that he has an idea a sequel to the film -- based on the graphic novel All You Need Is Kill, which is also getting a print sequel -- and that he's already pitched it to writer Christopher McQuarrie and director Doug Liman.

"We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it,” Cruise said.

The first film managed to make a little more than double its reported budget of $178 million, thanks in large part to foreign box-office returns, which made up more than 70 percent of the final total. Critical acclaim and word of mouth could certainly drive up interest for a sequel in the DVD and streaming markets, though, and the ever-increasing importance of the foreign box office could also help. As for the plot, Cruise wouldn't give details, but he did say he definitely wants co-star Emily Blunt to return if the film does get made.

“It could be so much fun,” he said. “Gotta get Emily. I was like Emily, please. She was like, ’give me another year, please.'”

What do you think? Should Edge of Tomorrow get a sequel?

(Via MTV)