Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson On Featuring The F-22 Raptor In The Tomorrow War [Exclusive Interview]

The Tomorrow War


This weekend, Amazon Studios is releasing The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime Video. This film was originally set for theatrical release by Paramount Pictures. Unfortunately due to the worldwide pandemic, it was sent to streaming services for distribution. I do say “unfortunately” because the film has some sequences that would have no doubt looked so much better on a big screen.

The Tomorrow War is a military science fiction action film that features Chris McKay’s live-action directorial debut. You may have seen his animated films like The Lego Batman Movie and Robot Chicken: Star Wars III. The film stars Chris Pratt, who also serves as an executive producer. Along with Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, and Betty Gilpin.

The Tomorrow War

Here is the synopsis for The Tomorrow War:

In 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.


During one of the battle sequences in the film, we see a couple of scenes that feature F-22 Raptors. What is important to note is that these shots came from an actual pilot, Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson. He is the commander of the F-22 Demonstration Team, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. All the scenes were filmed during his routine training missions over Miami. What is important to note is that this is the first time that the military has released in-cockpit footage from the F-22 Raptor. This is because the cockpit is a classified area.

LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez talked with Cabo Gunderson about his feelings on being featured in The Tomorrow War. Gunderson then gives us some details on what is unique about the F-22 Raptor and why it’s important to showcase them. Also he gives us some advice on persevering and being able to reach your goals in life. It’s an interesting conversation that you can check out below! 

Along with the interview, the interview kicks off with a clip from the film provided by Amazon Studios. Here we can see some of the footage that was used from Gunderson’s runs.

Amazon Studios’ The Tomorrow War is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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