Figure out why Tom Cruise keeps dying in wild new Edge of Tomorrow trailer

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May 13, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT (Updated)

The footage we’ve seen of Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi epic Edge of Tomorrow looked intriguing, but the latest trailer finally breaks down the premise — and it looks kind of incredible.

Framed around a future human-vs.-alien war that we apparently lose, the film finds one man (Cruise) capable of repeating the day of the failed invasion. It’s a neat concept, but the secret behind the time-travel trick was a mystery — until now.

Along with showing off a ton of new action footage, the latest trailer finally explains the MacGuffin at the heart of the story, which gives it some much-needed context. The more we see, the more excited we are for this film. Seriously, it looks fantastic.

In a summer cram-packed with comic-book movies and sequels, this is at least something a little different for sci-fi fans to check out. Dig into the brand-new 3+ minute trailer below and let us know what you think:

Edge of Tomorrow opens  June 6.

(Via TBS)

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