Bad news for people hoping to enjoy Mission Impossible 7 this year after the multiple postponements. Given the uncertainty that is currently experienced due to the rise in COVID-19 infections in much of the world, Paramount Pictures preferred to delay the premiere until July 14, 2023, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Yes, you read that right, the new Tom Cruise will wait a year and a half more. The last date set was September 30, 2022.
Mind you, this has also caused Mission Impossible 8 to postpone its release date until June 28, 2024. At least there will be only one year apart with Mission Impossible 7. So, we’re looking at another domino effect on Paramount’s calendar, a situation we’ve already seen time and time again during the pandemic.
“After careful consideration, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have decided to postpone the release dates of Mission Impossible 7 and 8 in response to delays caused by the ongoing pandemic. We look forward to providing moviegoers with an unparalleled theatrical experience,” the two companies said in a joint statement.
The film industry was optimistic about the arrival of 2022. However, the emergence of the Ómicron variant again caused concern around the world. Beyond Mission Impossible 7, another feature film that suffered a new delay was John Wick 4. Its premiere was scheduled for May 27, 2022, however, it was postponed until March 24, 2023. Unfortunately, they will most likely not be the only films to be covered until next year.