Tom Cruise’s latest mission won’t be hitting theaters until 2025.
Paramount Pictures has delayed “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two” by a year, from its original date of June 28, 2024 to its new spot on May 23, 2025. Like other films of its size and scale, the eighth “Mission” movie was forced to halt production amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike and won’t be completed in time to open next summer. It’s a fate that faces many big-budget tentpoles if the actors union and studios don’t resolve their contract negotiations in the coming weeks.
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As part of the move, “A Quiet Place: Day One,” a prequel to the post-apocalyptic sleeper hit, will land on June 28, 2024 instead of its previously scheduled date of March 8, 2024. Meanwhile, a new animated “SpongeBob SquarePants” movie has been postponed from May 23, 2025 to Dec. 19, 2025.
It’s not all delays, delays, delays. Director John Krasinski’s “If,” a fantasy-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Krasinski, Alan Kim and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has moved up from May 24, 2024 to May 17, 2024. With its new date, the film has space from a flurry of Memorial Day offerings, such as “Mad Max” prequel “Furiosa,” “Garfield” and “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.” Of course, the calendar is fluid as long as productions remain shut down.
More to come…
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