Paramount Pictures has postponed several major blockbusters and sequels. Although a long-awaited franchise relaunch will come a little earlier than expected. Tom Cruise fans will have to wait longer for both to begin with Mission: impossible 7 and Top Gun: MaverickBoth sequels were pushed back by the studio as Paramount tries to improve things in anticipation of better box office prospects on the horizon.
Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the Tom Cruise 80s classic, is now dated November 19, 2021. It was previously scheduled for July 2, just in time for July 4. The news comes not long after it was revealed that Disney will be releasing Black Widow on July 9. It’s unclear whether Paramount’s decision had anything to do with staying away from Marvel.
As regards Mission: impossible 7, reuniting Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, arrives on May 27, 2022. It had previously occupied the date now held by Top Gun: MaverickBoth films have already been delayed several times due to the theater closings that plagued the industry in 2020.
As a result, the already announced Mission: Impossible 8 has also been delayed. It will go from November 4, 2022 to July 7, 2023. Acorn 4, the highly anticipated sequel to the comic franchise, is also going back. It moves a month from September this year to October 22. Dungeons and Dragons, the long-planned movie based on the enduring game of the same name, has also been postponed. It was delayed a full ten months to March 3, 2023. The good news is that Snake eyes, the following G.I. Joe spin-off, arriving earlier than expected, now dated July 23, 2021. The film stars Henry Golding (Crazy rich Asians) in the title role.
Several other releases from Paramount have received release dates. A biopic of Bee Gees is now scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2022. The Shrinking of Treehorn received a release date of November 10, 2023, while a self-titled comedy featuring both Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and John Krasinski (A quiet place) set to star, will arrive November 17, 2023. Details on that particular project, other than the release date, remain largely sparse.
Paramount, like any other Hollywood studio, seems to be encouraged by what they’ve seen at the box office lately, especially from Godzilla to KongAfter a year in which ticket sales have fallen sharply, things seem to be returning to normal, albeit slowly. As such, studios have begun to tighten slates in the hope that some of these long-delayed titles will see the light of day.
It will be a different world for Paramount. New movies like Mission: impossible 7 and A Quiet Place: Part II will debut on the Paramount + streaming service just 45 days after they hit theaters. While theaters will still make up a big part of the equation, the lasting effect of 2020 is that streaming has become dominant and exclusive theatrical windows will shrink. This news comes to us through The Hollywood Reporter.
Subjects: Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun 2, Jackass 4