Last week saw the debut of Chris McKay’s sci-fi action film The Tomorrow War, while there have been mixed reviews, as a streaming film all Amazon is going to care about is how many people watched it and for how long. The filmmaker spoke with Variety over the weekend and teased potential ideas for future installments if the studio/streamer want to pursue them.
“We had such a fun design process. We talked about the world of these creatures, where they came from, how they were created or raised, and how they were maybe being used. I like world-building experiments, especially when you have the potential of some kind of time travel. I think that a sequel could go in a lot of fun areas and the ethnographic study of the whitespikes in their world and where they came from, and what their purpose was, and all of that kind of thing. So yeah, I think that could be a lot of fun. And with this cast, too, we’re just getting started,” Chris McKay told Variety on the potential of follow-up films.
While Chris McKay is keen for multiple films, neither Skydance/Paramount Pictures or Amazon have announced official plans for more films.
I watched it myself and while there were some interesting elements like their jump to the future and enlisting regular people, I almost fell asleep a couple of times while watching it and there were some questionable character/story choices and some odd things technical-level.
However, I’m sure there will be plenty of people willing to watch sequels.
THE TOMORROW WAR – The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 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 is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.