Emily Blunt is expressing her enthusiasm for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel, stating she is “so ready” for it.
Blunt, 40, is revealing her interest in a follow-up to the 2014 film, wherein Tom Cruise was stuck in a time loop while battling aliens. And director Doug Liman has even shared a script with her.
During an episode of the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast hosted by Josh Horowitz, she shared, “There was one that Doug [Liman] kind of slithered over to me. I mean, I would love to make it a reality. But I just don’t know when or how.”
Blunt, known for her role in The Devil Wears Prada, affirmed that she is not a hindrance to making the sequel happen. And she humorously suggested that Tom should take a break from the Mission: Impossible series, which recently released its seventh installment titled Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1.
She playfully remarked, “And how many ‘Mission Impossibles’ does he need? Come back to the side where… wasn’t he brilliant as a cowardly hero? Incredible.”
Edge of Tomorrow, which also starred the late Bill Paxton, made over $370 million at the box office against its $178 million budget. The director, Doug Liman, also has another project with Tom Cruise in the works, a $200 million budget film, which will see Cruise and Liman travel to space for the first-ever Hollywood motion picture to film in outer space.
The project, which was initially Cruise’s idea, is currently in pre-production. However, there is no known start date for filming due to the current WGA and SAG strikes.
Emily Blunt Doesn’t See Herself as a Movie Star
In the same interview, Emily Blunt reflected on her self-perception as a movie star.
When asked about the distinction between being referred to as an actor or a movie star, she shared, “I think most people would want to consider themselves an actor [first].”
But asked if she could be both, she replied: “No, gross. I don’t. “I just think, to me, a movie star sounds sort of too separate of what we kind of started out doing and why we love it and why I love it.”
Blunt acknowledged that these two concepts can sometimes intertwine. She commented during the interview, which was conducted before the current actors’ strike, “Julia Roberts, who is, you know, was defined as a movie star. But you can’t forget her incalculable abilities as an actor. And how incredible she was in ‘Pretty Woman’, that the reason she’s a movie star is. Because she kidnaps you and pulls you into this movie because of her phenomenal talents and her charm, and her charisma.”
“When someone’s got that wattage to them, it’s like you can’t rip your eyes off them. Maybe that’s what the movie star thing is. But I see it often as like a blend.” she added.
Blunt is currently starring in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which released on July 21, 2023.