First Trailer and New Poster for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt [Updated]

     December 11, 2013


Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  The film is essentially a sci-fi version of Groundhog Day, and judging by this first trailer Liman looks to have put together an intense and thrilling spin on a fascinating premise.  Though there are obviously plenty of CGI effects involved, the aesthetic has a more grounded and realistic nature to it, which is encouraging.  Moreover, it’s great to see a female lead that’s much more than a damsel in distress or simple love interest.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and click here to read our recap from the film’s Comic-Con panel.  The pic also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver, and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens on June 6, 2014. [Update: Warner Bros. has also released a new poster for the film, which is now included after the jump.]

Via Warner Bros.

Here’s the official synopsis for Edge of Tomorrow:

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.


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  • Steven

    That was all kinds of awesome.

    I love Cruise, but I sure hope this is more interesting than Oblivion.

    • bidi

      though i found Oblivion to be more interesting and better than i expected, it didn’t stay with me very long. i’ve never had the desire to watch it again. i wonder why

      • Redjester

        Yeah, I agree. I actually really enjoyed it, but like you I see no need to ever watch it again. One of those been there done that films.

      • ItsNotaSchooner

        My second viewing of Oblivion was a great time. So much gorgeous imagery to soak in. You might want to rethink re-watching it

      • Nerdgasm

        Oblivion was a really amazing looking piece of shit. If the director just looped the movie together with a cool score and no dialogue and better pacing (as it got tedious and boring.) I would have probably enjoyed it more.

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      • Joseph M

        I found that with Gravity. Excellent film, but definitely a one and done.

    • Doug_101

      Amen on Oblivion. It looked great, but the story was basically cobbled together from, like, five other better sci-fi movies. Unfortunately, the one it seemed to borrow from the most was “The Island.” Yikes.

      This one looks good and I’ll be interested to see if they can make the “sci-fi Groundhog Day” concept work.

  • BCSTAR80

    The song over the trailer is incredibly distracting (and would’ve benefited from the approach taken with the Godzilla trailer), but the visuals look incredible, the CGI faintly dodgy at this stage, but I cannot wait to see that battle over and over again. We’ve come a long way since Starship Troopers. Casper Van Dien, sadly, hasn’t.

    • ItsNotaSchooner

      Song was kind of one of the best parts of the trailer. Made it great imho.

  • bidi

    looks pretty sick. but i feel like the alien threat could’ve been explained better, along with the whole dying and waking up again

  • Redjester

    Good looking trailer and very out of the box cinematic score. I’m in.

  • mattinacan

    this does look like being a soldier in afghanistan

    • carmen

      he never said that dumbazz

      • mattinacan

        sure he did, can’t you read?

        this movie looks awesome, they should have kept the original title.

  • Faptain America

    Good trailer. I’ll watch this, but then I watch most anything with Tom Cruise, given the quality he brings to any movie.

  • Christian

    Groundhog Battlefield: LA.

  • Romsy

    Would have preferred they kept the books title ‘All You Need Is Kill’, but the trailer did look good.

  • MoiKnee

    Wow that looks pretty amazing.

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  • Jan

    Sweaty Emily Blunt will have my ass in theatres June 6th.

    • Gray

      Hell yes.

  • JR

    Lost me with the music. Not sure what cats having sex(Talkbox sounds) has to do with a movie about alien invasion warfare, It was interesting up until the score started.

  • bretthickman

    Oddly enough I thought the song was the best part of it. Just a bunch of giant guns and crap blowing up…oh great, I haven’t seen that a billion times before.

    • MEY

      The same feeling here. Plus these aliens are very fast and very angry.

      Yes, the song.
      Who delivered it? The French Air or Daft Punk?

      • bretthickman

        pretty sure it’s Moby.

    • partysub

      totally agree

      if i hear another gritty bass drop and “dun dun dun dun-dun dun” war drums i’ll hate fuck something inanimate

  • Kevin

    Looks pretty damn cool.

  • axalon

    Wow they really bastardized the original story. : /

    Damn it.


    looks pretty cool, although if i was watching this trailer without any knowledge of the plot, i don’t think i would really have any idea what the hell this movie is about

  • rivertreeradar

    i love the obligatory shot of the cruiser on his motorcycle

  • Strong Enough

    damn they gave away the twist of her being in the loop too. that would have caught people off guard.

    • Nerdgasm

      Not really. It’s not really a jaw dropper on paper.

      • Strong Enough

        when you read the book it is.

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  • Norbert Korzus

    It looks bad. I’m not a Cruise fan but I was at least optimistic before Oblivion and Jack Reacher, now i can’t be and this trailer seems all over the place. Some nice scenes but overall it’s horrible

  • spongefist

    So, Tom needs another hot wife so wants a date with Blunt, she says no so he arranges a sci-fi movie to be made so the he can cast her with him. He realises (again) that he is too short so decides to do most of the film in mech-suit so that height is not an issue.

    At the end of the day, he wished he was a little bit taller, he wishes he was a baller…

    • lordjim

      haven´t seen a bad tom cruise film in ages, this guy knows how to choose his seem a bit jealous though.

      • spongefist

        I am jealous of the Emily Blunt connection, no doubt. Jack Reacher was terrible. Oblivion would have been better with different actors in the lead. His stunt work in MIP3 was impressive, no doubt. I’m jealous of that. As an actor I simply can’t rate him, one facial expression (maybe 2) at his command. So yeah, a bit jealous, but not that much. I’ve got a better religion and I’m taller.

  • Jamesy

    Looks pretty awesome, I don’t mean this in a bad way but it looks like Tom Cruise being Tom Cruise, which isn’t always a bad thing in a movie like this. But for me the music was distracting, it’s not what I would call typical “trailer music”. And was Blunts accent American at the beginning of the trailer then British thereafter?

    • Displa[er

      I have to disagree with you on that second point; this is anything but Tom Cruise playing Tom Cruise. In fact, he seems to be playing the antithesis to every capable, assertive hero he’s played as of late, which is certainly not a bad thing, it’s a testament to his charisma that he can play such roles and give them such a weight and range, but this looks to be something much more grounded and vulnerable and dare I say, dire. He even somewhat looks his age!

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  • VicManMan

    “FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SWINGERS!” I guess that just didn’t fit with the trailer…

  • Jeff Shaw

    I thought this was originally called “All You Need is Kill”. Did they change the title?

  • Alexander Michael Ozuna

    Looks good but Tom needs to quit with action movies. He needs to go back to dramas. “Vanilla Sky”, “A Few Good Men”, “The Firm” contain some of his best acting. He’s been in action-hero mode ever since he messed up his image.

    • sara

      Lions and lambs…..but otherwise yes he might just be doing mass appeal films cuz of his stupid couch jumping thing …which was fine in the first place …the ledia makes it more.

      • Man pippy

        Needs to pump up his image, he’s on a wife hunt.

    • lordjim

      valkyrie was excellent.

  • HumanityIsGarbage

    This looks shockingly badass, I wasn’t expecting that at all. I love a great Tom Cruise movie and I hope this turns out. I’m in the camp that likes the unique Battle LA’ish tease music in this trailer. This film is now on my anticipation list, I hardly look forward to anything, hahah.

  • ACallCreative

    Made me think of Space Marines fighting Hydralisks!

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  • fechu1922

    it’s gonna be an “oblivion” kind of movie ’cause it has a “been there done that” type of feel to it. I actually don’t care about that because every sci-fi movie now a days does that…. but, what troubles me it’s the convoluted, awkward looking fat ,robocrap armor they have.

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  • Oldcastle

    There looks to be a bit of Sourcecode in this as well.

  • Mike

    From the director of Jumper.

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