In 2021, while we were still in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, many films intended for theaters were released via streaming platforms. Among the few feature films to come out of this pandemic was a sci-fi blockbuster starring Chris Pratt.
No, we’re not talking about Guardians of the Galaxynot even terrible passengersdisavowed by its main actress, Jennifer Lawrence, but sympathetic The Tomorrow War (Tomorrow’s War). In this action movie, Chris Pratt plays Dan Forester, a former soldier turned biology professor who travels thirty years into the future to participate in humanity’s final battle against an alien invader.
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A second success?
Originally slated for theatrical release, The Tomorrow War finally made its way to Prime Video in April 2021. Despite mixed reviews, Chris Pratt’s film quickly became a hit and, a few months later, the most viewed on the platform that year! As a result, a sequel was quickly started, but no further news was released. Fans of Chris Pratt can rest assured that the sequel is well and truly in the works, as director Chris McKay confirmed in an interview with Uproxx last April.
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“I always receive private messages from people in India and Brazil who have seen and liked the film, the characters, etc. (…) I had a hard time swallowing this pill because I saw how the film is on the big screen. To this day, the film is still on Amazon and remains one of their biggest hits (…) There is a script being written (for the sequel)”.
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The next few months promise to be busy for Chris Pratt, who is currently attached to several projects, including the animated film Garfield And The Electric State (the new film by the Russo brothers), as well as the second season of the series The Terminal Listscheduled for Prime Video.
The futuristic action movie The Tomorrow War is still available on Amazon Prime Video.
This article was written in collaboration with our colleagues from Adorocinema.