Chris Pratt Returns to His ‘Average Guy’ Roots in ‘The Tomorrow War’
“But this time,” says director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie), “Chris wanted to play an average guy.” Make that slightly nerdy science teacher and Army vet Dan Forester, a family man who yearns for a chance to do something impactful. He soon gets that chance, and much more.
During a televised World Cup Final game in 2022, a group of American military land on the field, announcing that they are from the year 2051, a future where vicious extraterrestrials with deadly tentacles are erasing mankind. Dan is among the citizens recruited to time-travel nearly three decades into the future (“Only certain people qualify to go,” McKay teases), and with his background, Dan quickly becomes a leader in the fight.
Amid the bloody action, Dan also faces an emotional dilemma, sparked by his interactions with brilliant scientist Romeo Command (Yvonne Strahovski).
“There’s a little bit of It’s a Wonderful Life buried in this time-travel [story],” McKay notes. And while Dan changes the planet’s future, he’ll have to change his own as well.
The Tomorrow War, Movie Premiere, Friday, July 2, Amazon Prime Video