Paramount Delays ‘Mission: Impossible 7,’ ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in Response to Delta Variant
Covid-19 has forced yet another major release date push as Paramount announced on Wednesday that three of its biggest upcoming titles — “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Jackass Forever” — will be pushed back to 2022.“Mission: Impossible 7,” which had been slated for release next year on Memorial Day weekend, has been moved to Sept.
30, 2022, while “Top Gun: Maverick” moves to that Memorial Day slot from a previous spot of Nov.
“Jackass Forever” will move from Oct.
2 to Feb.
4, 2022.While Paramount has released one of the few pandemic box office success stories of the year with “A Quiet Place — Part II,” the two blockbusters starring Tom Cruise are critical tentpoles for the studio with $150 million-plus budgets co-produced with Skydance.Paramount needs the global box office to be as strong as possible for both films to truly turn a profit, and it is uncertain how much or even if regions hamstrung
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