Pandemic situation forces delay in release of three Tom Cruise mega flicks
The third wave of the pandemic is impacting Hollywood in a major way, with many major releases being suddenly pushed to the backburner. The coronavirus situation and the related Omicron scare have been keeping many productions on the tenterhooks.
Among the mega releases that have been postponed to later dates include the much awaited Mission: Impossible franchises. Paramount Pictures and Skydance have been forced to set off the release dates of the two M:I flicks – Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 – to later dates in 2023 and 2024, respectively. The Tom Cruise starrers have been upped anticipation in a major way among fans across the world but they are sure to be disappointed now.
Fresh release dates set
The delays occurring due to the pandemic have been attributed to the postponement. Going by what we hear, the fresh release dates are likely to be July 14, 2023 for Mission: Impossible 7 and June 28, 2024 for Mission: Impossible 8.
Mission: Impossible 7 was earlier schedule for release on September 30 this year. The production companies are looking at full theatrical releases of these two flicks in order to provide audiences with the awesomely shot sequences on the big screen.
The Mission: Impossible series till date has amassed close to $3.57 billion, with the 2018 release Mission: Impossible – Fallout soaring above all the rest by making $791.7 million at the box-office, when it released in cinemas worldwide.
These Mission: Impossible flicks are not the sole Tom Cruise ventures that have been delayed. Yet another Paramount-Skydance franchise that was supposed to get to cinemas across the world in 2022 has also been delayed.
Tom Cruise to have a film release ever year for next 3 years
The film, Top Gun: Maverick, is now likely to seek a Memorial Day Weekend release. Top Gun and Cruise fans will have to wait longer to see their favourite screen idol in action again.
In fact, Tom Cruise stands to gain a bit from these delays, simply because the postponement of these three films is sure to give the star at least one film every year for the coming three years.