Edge of Tomorrow has an odd history regarding its title, originally called All You Need is Kill before adopting its somewhat bland theatrical moniker. Once the movie hit home video, the words Live Die Repeat were emblazoned on every box in such a way that this is how people started referring to it (even at Amazon, it’s still listed as Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow). Now that we’re getting a sequel to the 2014 sleeper (which was mostly discovered on Blu-ray and DVD), director Doug Liman and Co. are seemingly sticking with what people gravitated towards.
Speaking with Collider’s Christina Radish (while doing promotion for his upcoming John Cena actioner, The Wall), Liman dropped this tidbit into the conversation:
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.
Live Die Repeat and Repeat reminds me of that scene in True Romance where Joel Silver stand-in, Lee Donowitz, looks to his aide and asks what they’re thinking about calling the sequel to his Vietnam smash, Coming Home in a Body Bag. To Lee’s disgust, the aide replies “Body Bags Two”, causing Donowitz to compare the title to how his holiest of holies tastes.
Lazy name aside, Limon seems to be pumped about the project, going on in the same interview about how Live Die Repeat and Repeat is going to “revolutionize how people make sequels”. Yeah, sure. Whatever Doug. The first movie is fun, and if Liman’s able to wrangle the schedules of everyone involved (Cruise is currently shooting Mission: Impossible VI: Mission to Moscow with Chris McQuarrie, Blunt is filming Mary Poppins Returns, and Liman is attached to helm DC’s Justice League Dark) it could be a neat matinee diversion. And hey, everybody’s so busy that they might have time to come up with a better title. Any suggestions?