It doesn’t look like Live. Die. Repeat. is going to repeat after all.

While there have been reports through the years about the potential for a sequel to Live. Die. Repeat. — also known as Edge of Tomorrow, the film’s gone by both titles — the project still hasn’t come together some seven years after the original became a hit back in summer of 2014. With a premise that’s basically sci-fi action Groundhog Day, it would seem to lend itself to endless sequels. So where the heck are they?

According to Edge of Tomorrow co-star Emily Blunt, there are a few reasons why the movie never happened — and apparently may never happen. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Blunt was asked about the series and the possibility of a sequel — which better be called Edge of 2morrow, if they know what’s good for them — and she did not sound optimistic of the chances of it happening. “Honestly,” she told Stern, “I think the movie’s too expensive.”

Then she added...

Honestly. I just don’t know how we’re gonna do it. And I think that It’s hard to align everyone’s schedules. I would love it. [Director] Doug Liman would love it. Tom would love it. We’d all love to do it. But I think until we figure out what’s going on with the industry — honestly, I think we need to figure out what is the next roadmap for the kinds of films that people want to make.

I’m not sure what she’s talking about regarding a roadmap; maybe Hollywood executives are being very cautious about spending on big-budget movies in this period where it’s not entirely clear when (or if) movie theaters will return to full capacity and popularity. Edge of Tomorrow was a hit, but it wasn’t so much of a blockbuster that a sequel is a guaranteed money maker. And apparently the plan for the film became very expensive, which would make it even tougher to turn a profit.

You can watch more of Blunt’s interview from Howard Stern below. Even if Edge of Tomorrow 2 doesn’t happen, Blunt did make a sequel to A Quiet Place; that opens in theaters on Friday, May 28.

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