According to HitFix on Saturday, Bill Paxton was interviewed about his role and the synopsis of "Edge of Tomorrow" as well as some information as ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." winds down at the end of the season. Also, coincidentally enough, the film opens on the anniversary of D-Day, which correlates to the theme of the film and the salvation of humanity, but against other worldly creatures.
Paxton explains that the aliens are pretty much there for one thing, to wipe out humanity with no ambition to communicate or reason with humans. The invasion takes place initially in Europe and most significantly the events that take place during the course of the plot of this movie is on the "eve of a counter attack". Colonel Bill Cage, played by Tom Cruise, is finding himself in a "Groundhog Day" situation where every time he dies, he flashes back to a point in time prior the the attack. Each time he fails, he gets a little bit more of a "one-up" on the alien infestation. The movie also co-stars Emily Blunt.
Paxton's part is a sergeant that has been informed that Cage is a deserter who has been impersonating an officer that joins his "J Squad" and is more than happy to help him "see the light". During the course of the invasion, Paxton said they all get eliminated and that's where Cruise's character winds up back to square one at another shot at succeeding with the counter offensive.
Also, when a question was asked of Paxton in regards to the final episodes of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", he smiled at the camera and said, "Hail Hydra!". Apparently he has an appreciation for the show as he stars alongside Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennett.
Paxton explained that even though that Marvel tends to keep things very top secret about their show plots, he did say he had to know a little something about Agent Garrett's revelation as a Hydra agent and that he was under the guise of the Clairvoyant to find out the whereabouts of Agent Phil Coulson's "trip" to T.A.H.I.T.I. Marvel just doled it out to Paxton piece-by-piece. He couldn't go into whether or not he'll be in the second season but did say he'd be in the season finale.
Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow" opens in theaters on June 6.