CINEMA: Paramount delays releases of Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 to 2023 and 2024

As we head to the end of anoth­er month, the seem­ing­ly end­less Covid pan­dem­ic has prompt­ed Para­mount to announce that Tom Cruise’s Mis­sion: Impos­si­ble 7 and 8 will not have a release date this year, both films receiv­ing a fur­ther one-year delay each to their pre­vi­ous­ly set release dates. The lat­est install­ments of the pop­u­lar action fran­chise have already seen numer­ous delays over the past 20 months, and now Mis­sion: Impos­si­ble 7 will move from Sep­tem­ber 30, 2022 to July 14, 2023, while Mis­sion: Impos­si­ble 8 is slip­ping from July 7, 2023 to June 28, 2024.

The Mis­sion: Impos­si­ble sequels have strug­gled to find a release date since the pan­dem­ic began in April 2020, when the 7th film in the fran­chise was moved from July to Decem­ber of that year. Of course, as the pan­dem­ic con­tin­ued to mas­sive­ly dis­rupt film­ing and release sched­ules, the film was then moved to Novem­ber 2021 and then again to this year, which once again failed to hold. How­ev­er, Para­moun­t’s oth­er Tom Cruise film Top Gun: Mav­er­ick will still, for now, hold its May 27, 2022 release date.

A joint state­ment from Para­mount and Sky­dance read, “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 14, 2023 and June 28, 2024. We look for­ward to pro­vid­ing movie­go­ers with an unprece­dent­ed the­atri­cal experience.

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