Paramount decides to push Cruise’s next missions back by a year each!
Ok, COVID, enough is enough. To put it into an English expression, ‘DO ONE!’ Thanks to the rising infection rate of the Omicron variant, Hollywood are once again pushing their big releases back. We’ve already seen ‘Morbius’ delayed until the summer. But now, Tom Cruise has seen two of his movies pushed back again. While at the time of writing ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is still opening on May 27th, September was to have seen ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ open. Not anymore. It has been confirmed that both ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ have been delayed once again.
PARAMOUNT AND SKYDANCE STATEMENT
Paramount Pictures and Skydance, the companies behind the franchise have said in a statement:
“After careful consideration, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have decided to postpone the release dates for ‘Mission: Impossible 7 & 8’ in response to delays due to the ongoing pandemic. The new release dates will be July 14th, 2023, and June 28th, 2024, respectively. We look forward to providing moviegoers with an unparalleled theatrical experience.”
‘Mission: Impossible 7’ was due for release on September 20th this year while ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ was due to open on July 7th, 2023. ‘M:I 7’ has now been delayed by ten months while ‘M:I 8’ moves back by almost a full year. Directed once more by Christopher McQuarrie, Tom Cruise is joined by Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames. Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby. Angela Bassett and the returning for the first time since the 1996 original, Henry Czerny. Also appearing are Hayley Atwell, Cary Elwes. Indira Varma, Rob Delaney, and Charles Parnell.
We will keep you up to date with any further announcements regarding these or any other films that suffer release delays.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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