Paramount Pictures is delaying a ton of upcoming films due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The highest-profile among them includes Mission: Impossible 7, which was previously slated for a July 23, 2021 release. The film is now aiming for a pre-Thanksgiving date of November 19, 2021, pushing it back one full season. Similarly, Mission: Impossible 8 will also be delayed by a similar amount and release on November 4, 2022.
Along with the Tom Cruise led pictures, Paramount is gearing up the Chris Pratt starring The Tomorrow War as its summer 2021 blockbuster. It’s now primed for M:I7’s original release of July 23, 2021. The following month, animated film Paw Patrol will release on August 20, 2021, and round out Paramount’s summer offerings.
If that wasn’t enough, the possibly ill-fated Dungeons & Dragons reboot is now going to open on May 27, 2022. That’s roughly half a year after its announced November 2021 date, but there’s nothing anyone can do. With the pandemic not showing signs of slowing down, it’s better to play things safe than scramble to get a film released.