The ongoing pandemic has forced a lot of production houses to delay the release of their projects. Now it appears cinema buffs will have to suffer another blow as the release of Mission: Impossible has been pushed back yet again.
On Friday, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media issued a statement to Deadline citing the reasons for the delay. They said in joint statement, “after thoughtful consideration [they] have decided to postpone the release for Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 in response to delays due to the ongoing pandemic.”
Furthermore, the production and distributor company revealed the 7th and 8th edition of the iconic franchise will now hit the floors on July 14, 2023 and June 28, 2024, respectively. They added, “We look forward to providing moviegoers with an unparalleled theatrical experience,”
The Tom Cruise lead franchise has suffered multiple days due to the pandemic. It was first was pushed back from Nov. 2021 to May 2022 then to Sept. 30, 2022. Last June, production was halted momentarily after several crew members tested positive for Covid-19.
The production phase of the 7th installment of the $3.5 billion franchise wrapped up last September. As for the 8th installment, it was initially slated to hit the theaters on July 7, 2023. However, there’s some hope left for Tom Cruise fans as they can see the star back in theaters in his upcoming movie Top Gun: Maverick. The sequel to the iconic 1986 film is set to premiere on May 27, 2022.
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