Film and television star Edwin Hodge understands the meaning of service. He’s the child of two military veterans, and a cast member in projects like TV series “Six,” which is based on the real-life stories of Navy SEAL Team Six. Hodge plays a military veteran in his latest film, too — the sci-fi thriller “The Tomorrow War” — but taking the fight to extra-terrestrials apparently took the veteran performer to a whole new headspace.
The difference this time around, as Hodge explained to Looper in an exclusive interview, was the empty performance space on set, a result of the film’s reliance on VFX, all of which were added in post-production. “It’s interesting, I’ve been shooting guns and doing battling scenes, God, I want to say over half of my career now, and it’s always different,” Hodge said. “This time it was completely different, because we literally had to use our imagination the entire time.” At the very least, Hodge noted, he, Chris Pratt, and his fellow actors had an idea of what the aliens looked like, and “an idea of how they moved.”