Primed For Release: Chris Pratt's The Tomorrow War Set For July 2nd Release on Amazon Prime


Another day, another pick up by Amazon Studios. They have been on a large spending spree over the last year and half, picking up the rights for various studio titles that would have been theatrical releases to boost their streaming library. The Tomorrow War is the latest of these movies to come to the streamer. 

From Borat 2, Without A Trace, and Coming 2 America, Amazon has been snatching up big buzz worthy titles for their service. It makes sense considering that the theatrical world as we knew it still hasn't recovered from the global pandemic. Consumers are in need of a new content to watch from the safety of their home and the streamers have been reaping the benefits.

The Tomorrow War deals with what happens when a group of time travelers arrive to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival? They need soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Dan Forester, played by Chris Pratt, is a high school teacher and a family man who answers the call to fight for a better world for his daughter. 

Skydance sold the film to Amazon Studios for a cool $200M and has set a July 2nd release date. This will be one of two Skydance movies set to come out on that day, as the long delayed Top Gun: Maverick is set to also release on the day theatrically. The Tomorrow War is the second Paramount release that Amazon has picked up after Coming 2 America, which was a record smashing hit for them. Prior to the Amazon deal, Tomorrow War‘s most recent theatrical release date was July 23. At one point before the pandemic, the movie was scheduled to release at Christmas last year.