According to the trades, Paramount has pushed three key autumn releases to 2022. Next year sees the release of Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible 7, and Jackass Forever.
These are the latest delays for each film, two of which were originally slated for release in 2020. Variety reports that the Delta variant and COVID-19 case surges prompted Paramount to vacate the fall.
Top Gun: Maverick will open May 27, 2022, Deadline confirmed. The film was completed prior to the pandemic.
The sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 smash hit was first pushed out to summer 2020, while theatres remained closed. Top Gun was set to be released on November 19 for Thanksgiving weekend.
COVID-19 safety standards were used in the production of Mission: Impossible 7 this year. The sequel was suspended for 14 days in June due to a positive COVID-19 test. The sequel will now be released on September 30, 2022, rather than May 30, 2022, as previously planned.
Jackass Forever’s 2020 release date has been pushed back to October 22 this year. It will now open on February 4, 2022.
A Quiet Place Part II, which was released in May, was a box office success for Paramount. Snake Eyes, which was released in July, underwhelmed and was released on home video in August.