Hollywood 2021: Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible 7’ Delayed by Paramount Amid Covid Concerns

Paramount’s two tentpoles will now open four months apart in 2022.

Paramount is pushing back two Tom Cruise tentpoles as concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and the delta variant continue to roil theater attendance.

Top Gun: Maverick is departing its November 19 date and will now open May 27, 2022.

Meanwhile, Mission: Impossible 7 is leaving that May 27, 2022 date and will now open September 30, 2022.

The studio has also pushed back Jackass Forever, which moves to February 4, 2022, departing an Oct. 22, 2021 date.


Mission: Impossible – Fallout filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct the seventh and eighth installments of the franchise, while Joseph Kosinski helms Maverick, which last week showed off its first 13 minutes at CinemaCon.