Well, here we are. We knew delays of the fall’s most anticipated movies were coming, no matter how much we hoped they wouldn’t. Paramount has now set aside three films: Top Gun: Maverick, Jackass Forever, and Mission: Impossible 7 for new dates in 2022.
The one closest to opening, Jackass Forever, has lost its October 22nd date (which would have been opposite Dune) and will instead open on February 4th 2022.
Top Gun: Maverick, the first of two Tom Cruise flicks getting bumped, will now open on May 27th 2022. It had been set to release this year on November 19th.
That May 27th date had been set aside for Mission: Impossible 7, but Cruise’s other franchise film will now hit theaters on September 30th.
While not a Paramount flick, Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been pushed back a week from November 11th to November 19th. That seems more like a strategic move and not a pandemic-related decision.
With rumors that Venom: Let There Be Carnage could also move to 2022, and some big titles still coming up in 2021 such as Dune, Eternals, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, don’t be surprised at more announcements like this.