A sequel to the military sci-fi action film The Tomorrow War is reportedly in the works at Amazon.
Though an official announcement for The Tomorrow War 2 has yet to be made, Deadline reported that Amazon Studios is in discussions with Skydance on developing a follow-up to the Chris Pratt-fronted movie.
According to Deadline, talks are in place to bring back Pratt, director Chris McKay, and screenwriter Zach Dean for the sequel. The news outlet also claimed that there are discussions for Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, and Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons to reprise their roles in the second instalment of the film series. Paramount, which was originally attached to distribute the first film theatrically before it was ultimately released on Amazon Prime Video on July 2nd, is also reportedly involved in the follow-up.
The Tomorrow War, which follows a mix of present-day soldiers and civilians who are sent into the future to fight an alien army, has been a huge hit for Amazon so far. According to Screen Engine’s PostVOD, the movie debuted at No. 1 across streaming platforms over the July 4th weekend. This backs up Pratt’s recent celebratory Instagram post claiming that The Tomorrow War was the No. 1 streaming movie in the world.
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News of a sequel to The Tomorrow War comes as a surprise to some fans, as the conclusion of the first film doesn’t really leave a ton of plot threads for a potential follow-up. At the end of the movie, the future world is entirely destroyed and the people of the past successfully remove the threat of the aliens. So if The Tomorrow War 2 will be officially greenlit, McKay and Den will have to come up with a creative narrative device to find a way around the seemingly complete ending of the first film.
While it’s not clear how long the movie will be in the development stage or when principal photography will begin, it appears that the sequel is a priority project for Amazon Studios.