As the star of Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World and the Avengers films, Chris Pratt is no stranger to blockbuster action franchises.


Now he's adding one more to the list, with Amazon Prime's time-travelling sci-fi epic The Tomorrow War, which sees humanity losing a war against invading aliens in 2051 and resorting to recruiting soldiers from the past in order to prevent extinction.

It's certainly an intriguing premise - and a new trailer makes the most of the apocalyptic future setting, complete with destroyed cities, countless explosions and huge swarms of alien enemies, along with some of Pratt's trademark humour.

However, the journey to the screen has been just as eventful as the film itself, with Paramount scrapping theatrical release plans due to COVID-19 and selling the distribution rights to Amazon Prime for a whopping $200 million.

So prepare for one of the biggest-budget films to hit streaming this summer - here's everything you need to know about The Tomorrow War.

The Tomorrow War release date

After numerous delays due to the ongoing pandemic, The Tomorrow War has finally found a home with Amazon Studios who plan to release it on their streaming service, Prime Video on Friday 2nd July 2021.

The Tomorrow War trailer

A second, final trailer was released in June 2021 just a few weeks before the release date, and gives us an extended look at the explosive future-set scenes:

You can watch the intriguing first trailer for The Tomorrow War below:

The Tomorrow War cast

In addition to Chris Pratt in the lead role, The Tomorrow War will also feature Oscar winner JK Simmons. Simmons is most notable for his portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy as well as turns in La La Land, 21 Bridges and Whiplash, for which he won an Academy Award. He is also acclaimed for his work on TV shows such as Oz and Law & Order.

Yvonne Strahovski is playing the female lead – Strahovski is best known for her TV work, in particular The Handmaid's Tale, Dexter and Chuck. Her most notable film roles to date include appearances in The Predator, I, Frankenstein and the Jason Statham flick Killer Elite.

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Other supporting cast members include Betty Gilpin from Netflix hit GLOW, Edwin Hodge from The Purge series of films and Mary Lynn Rajskub, who rose to fame playing Chloe O'Brian in 24.

Popular comedians Sam Richardson, Theo Von and Mike Mitchell have also been confirmed to appear in the film.


The Tomorrow War drops on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 2nd July. Visit our Movies hub for all the latest news, or find something to watch with our TV Guide.