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Director Chris McKay is expected to return, along with screenwriter Zach Dean and much of the original cast, which in addition to Pratt included Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin and Sam Richardson. Skydance and Amazon Studios are behind the project.
The Tomorrow War debuted on Amazon Prime July 2 and appears to have garnered strong numbers for the service, according to Pratt. While — like many other streamers — Amazon does not provide viewership numbers, Pratt celebrated its release by stating on Instagram this week that the film broke records in its first 48 hours and “was the No 1 film in the world.” One insider said the movie exceeded all expectations.
The Tomorrow War, which cost just under $160 million to make, stars Pratt as a high school teacher with a military background who is among those recruited from soldiers from the future, who need people to come forward in time to fight off alien invaders.
The project initially was set up at Paramount, but moved over to Amazon earlier this year amid the ongoing pandemic. (Amazon shelled out a hefty $200 million). Amazon also picked up Coming 2 America.
To date, Coming 2 America remains the most-viewed original movie in terms of its opening weekend, according to insiders. The Tomorrow War did, however, score opening weekend records in select international markets including Japan and Brazil.
Deadline first reported the news of The Tomorrow War sequel.
Pamela McClintock contributed to this report.
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