Deadline brings word that Paramount Pictures has updated the release dates for Mission: Impossible 7, Mission: Impossible 8, The Tomorrow War, Paw Patrol, Dungeons & Dragons, and Spell.
Mission: Impossible 7 will now debut on November 19, 2021, instead of July 23, 2021, opening against Warner Bros.’ King Richard, an untitled Disney live-action film, and Carl Jackson Entertainment’s The Exceptional Santa Claus.
Mission: Impossible 8 will premiere on November 4, 2022, instead of August 5, 2022. The movie will open against Warner Bros.’ Shazam! 2 and an untitled Disney live-action film.
Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War is now scheduled for July 23, 2021, and is the only wide entry currently scheduled on the new date.
The Paw Patrol movie will launch on August 20, 2021. Dungeons & Dragons will release on May 27, 2022, instead of November 19, 2021. The movie will open against an untitled Disney live-action feature. And finally, the horror-thriller Spell, previously scheduled for August 28, 2020, has been removed from the schedule.
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Production on Mission: Impossible 7 started up again last month after filming was relocated to the UK following a three-week shooting hiatus.
Joining Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell are returning Mission: Impossible alums Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Simon Pegg (Ready Player One), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Vanessa Kirby (Hobbs & Shaw) and Henry Czerny (Ready or Not) along with newcomers Shea Whigham (Joker), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Infinity War) and Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Following the large critical and commercial success of the past two installments, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie signed a new deal with Paramount to return to write and direct the next two installments, turning down other studio offers to continue his long-running partnership with franchise star Tom Cruise. Skydance Media, who joined the franchise with the fourth installment, Ghost Protocol, will be returning to produce the next two entries.
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The Mission: Impossible franchise spans almost 25 years and six films, starting off with modest critical and major box office success in the first two films before launching its lead protagonist into grittier and more explosive stories, each film getting progressively better reviews than its predecessor, with the most recent installment, Fallout, earning the highest reviews for both the franchise and the action genre, currently maintaining a 97% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes while also acquiring the highest box office gross of the franchise at over $790 million worldwide.