Is anyone else tired of delays? We’ve faced quite a few over the years since the pandemic started, but it looks like that won’t end anytime soon. The upcoming two Mission: Impossible sequels have been moved by almost an entire year now. The September 30th release of Mission: Impossible 7 has been pushed back to July 14th in 2023. Subsequently, its sequel will also not open until 2024, on July 28th to be exact. Paramount and Skydance shared the following statement on why they delayed the projects:
After thoughtful 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, respectively. We look forward to providing moviegoers with an unparalleled theatrical experience.
It’s quite surprising that they’d decide to push back the films by an entire year, as while Omicron concerns are still present, other production companies have remained quite steady. It seems they are falling back on strategies that we’ve seen back when the pandemic initially started, as things got pushed back over and over again, while others just went for a full year. There’s a chance they might also be considering giving the production some more time in post-production. We’ll see if more positive developments might change their minds for an earlier release.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter