July 4th weekend used to be the home of some of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The likes of Independence Day, Spider-Man 2 and more than one Transformers movie have all raked in big bucks releasing near the holiday. But aside from Spider-Man: Far from Home in 2019, it's become just another weekend, dominated by Purge sequels. That's a trend that continues this year. But in a year that still has some uncertainty, Amazon is looking to shake things up. They're releasing the effects-heavy The Tomorrow War exclusively on their service in early July.
Purchased from Paramount Pictures for a reported $200 million, the film marks the live-action debut of director Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie). It stars Chris Pratt as a high school teacher drafted into a war against alien invaders. Desperately, the military has turned to scientists, who find a way to bring soldiers from the past into the future to save the planet. The cast also includes Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid's Tale) and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons.
The Tomorrow War will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, July 2.