Paramount Pictures has delayed several blockbusters and major sequels. Although a much anticipated franchise relaunch is coming a little earlier than expected. Tom Cruise fans, for starters, will have to wait longer for both Mission: impossible 7 and Top Gun: Maverick. Both sequels have been pushed back by the studio as Paramount tries to firm things up in anticipation of better box office prospects on the horizon.
Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to Tom Cruise’s’ 80s classic, is now dated November 19, 2021. It was previously set for July 2, just in time for July 4. The news comes shortly after it was revealed that Disney will be released Black Widow July 9. It’s unclear if Paramount’s decision had anything to do with staying away from Marvel.
As for Mission: impossible 7, which reunites Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie again, will arrive on May 27, 2022. It previously occupied the date now held by Top Gun: Maverick. Both films have already been delayed several times due to theatrical closures that hit the industry in 2020.
As a result, the previously announced mission: Impossible 8 has also been delayed. It goes from November 4, 2022 to July 7, 2023. Jackass 4, the long-planned sequel to the comedy franchise, is also in the process of stepping back. It moves from one September of this year to October 22. Dungeons and dragons, the long-planned film based on the enduring game of the same name, has also been delayed. It has been postponed for ten months until March 3, 2023. The good news is that Snake-eyes, the next GI Joe spin-off, will arrive earlier than expected, now dated July 23, 2021. The film stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) in the title role.
Several other versions of Paramount have received release dates. A Bee Gees biopic is now set to hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Elsewhere, The shrinking of Treehorn received a release date of November 10, 2023, while an untitled comedy that has both Ryan Reynolds (dead Pool) and John Krasinski (A quiet place) featured, will arrive on November 17, 2023. Details on this particular project, other than the release date, remain largely scarce.
Paramount, like every other studio in Hollywood, seems to be encouraged by what they’ve seen at the box office lately, especially from Godzilla vs. Kong. After a year of plummeting ticket sales, things seem to be returning, albeit slowly, to normal. As such, the studios have started to firm up the slates in hopes that some of these long overdue titles can see the light of day.
For Paramount, it will be a different world. New films such as Mission: impossible 7 and A Quiet Place: Part II will debut on the Paramount + streaming service just 45 days after its theatrical release. While theaters will remain a big part of the equation, the lasting effect of 2020 is that streaming has become mainstream and exclusive cinematic windows will shrink. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun 2, Jackass 4
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