Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 delayed a year due to COVID-19


For the second time now, Paramount Pictures has delayed the release of Mission Impossible 7 and 8 by a full year each. Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases brought on by the omicron variant, the studio has decided that Ethan Hunt’s next missions won’t be commencing until 2023 and 2024.

“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,” said the two companies in a joint statement to press. “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.”

With the global scale that most of the Mission: Impossible films take, it seems that this delay is more to do with international borders being closed in certain countries rather than strictly as a health precaution. Either way, being cautious with the production is more important than rushing something out and getting the cast and crew sick.

With the semi-resurgence of the box office last month thanks to the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, many thought the woes of delays would be long behind us. Sadly, it seems that conditions across the globe haven’t improved enough for us to call this pandemic officially over. We’ll eventually get there, but until we do, get ready for more delays in the coming months.

Source: Variety

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