News: McQuarrie Talks "Mission Impossible" and "Edge of Tomorrow" Sequels
Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) recently touched on two projects he has in development with star Tom Cruise. The first revelation was a now possibly planned sequel to Edge of Tomorrow (which McQuarrie wrote with Doug Liman directing). The film was a modest success at the domestic box office but has had an amazing following upon streaming and Blu-Ray/DVD release. It was also one of the best reviewed films of that release year. Many consider it Tom Cruise's finest non-Mission Impossible film in well over a decade
Apparently Cruise had an idea for a sequel to the essentially self-contained Edge of Tomorrow which he pitched to McQuarrie, director Doug Liman, and co-star Emily Blunt. McQuarrie commented this week, "We have the idea for the sequel locked and loaded... I don't know what I can say. I can only say it's a going concern."
McQuarrie is currently focused on the next Mission Impossible, which he is returning to write and direct. He comments on the pressure to top the last film, "Look, we definitely have to raise the bar, we've got to do that every time. And we have an idea for one sequence in particular and it's one we're very, very excited about. It's going to be incredibly challenging to do, and we're very excited."
That sequence is speculated to be a sequence originally designed for Rogue Nation that they decided not to use but hoped to revisit in a future chapter. The scene involved Ethan Hunt being trapped in the middle of a glass corridor walkway between skyscrapers as enemies close from either side. He would then use the glass breaking device from Rogue Nation to shatter the entire bridge.