Paramount Blinks: Reschedules Mission Impossible 7 & Top Gun Maverick to 2022


After a successful launch of clips and footage at CinemaCon, Paramount is (once again) pushing its big Tom Cruise tentpoles: Top Gun: Maverick to May 27, Memorial Day weekend 2022, and Mission: Impossible 7 to Sept. 30, 2022.


Again, these are big potential billion dollar grossing franchises co-produced with Skydance which require the world to be in an ideal order, not crimped by a pandemic. Mission: Impossible alone through six movies has grossed over $3.57 billion. The most recent movie in 2018, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, hit a franchise high of $791.7M at the worldwide B.O.


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Top Gun: Maverick vacates the pre-Thanksgiving weekend of Nov. 19, and takes over Mission: Impossible 7‘s previous spot of Memorial Day weekend next year, putting the sequel to the 1986 hit back in the summer, where the original first launched and grossed $357M-plus global.


Maybe they’ll use this additional year to correct Tom Cruise’s jacket.



via Deadline

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