Paramount made a number of changes to its release date calendar Friday, including shifting several Tom Cruise tentpoles.
Top Gun: Maverick will now open Nov. 19, 2021 back four months from its previous date of July 2, 2021. Mission: Impossible 7, meanwhile, will open May 27, 2022 after vacating its Nov. 19, 2021 date. That will be followed by Mission: Impossible 8, now due out July 7, 2023 from its previous Nov. 4, 2022 date. Mission: Impossible – Fallout filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct the seventh and eighth installments, while Cruise’s Oblivion director, Joseph Kosinski, helms Maverick.
The studio also moved up its G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes to July 23, 2021 from its previous date of Oct. 22. Dungeons & Dragons moves back 10 months to March 3, 2023, while an untitled Star Trek feature has been put on the calendar for June 9, 2023.
Other titles with new or shifting dates include Jackass, pushed back one month to Oct. 22, 2021 an untitled Bee Gees film set for Nov. 4, 2022, The Shrinking of Treehorn for Nov. 10, 2023 and an untitled Ryan Reynolds/John Krasinski film set for Nov. 17, 2023.
Meanwhile, rival studio Universal has slotted The Forever Purge on July 2, 2021, the date vacated by Top Gun.