Paramount shuffles release dates for Jackass, Snake Eyes & more!
As theaters slowly begin to open around the globe and studios revisit their theatrical schedule, Paramount Pictures has announced a major shuffle in its lineup of upcoming films, including a bump up for the G.I. Joe spin-off prequel Snake Eyes, delays for the new Jackass, Top Gun and Mission: Impossible sequels and first dates for a number of other films!
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Originally slated for an October 22 release, the Henry Golding-starring Snake Eyes origin story film is moving up to July 23, putting it squarely between Warner Bros’ Space Jam: A New Legacy the week prior and Disney’s Jungle Cruise the following week, as well as pitting it against Universal’s Old and Sony’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Meanwhile, in addition to the shift of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount is also delaying its only other 2021 film, Jackass, from its September 3 release to October 22 in place of Snake Eyes.
Another major delay from the studio can be found in John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s ensemble adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons, which will be shifting from its May 27, 2022 release to March 3, 2023, with the highly-anticipated Mission: Impossible 7 taking its place.
Sad news of delays aside, Paramount did bring some exciting calendar additions for the next few years, one of which includes the Kenneth Branagh-helmed untitled Bee Gees biopic, which has been set for a November 4, 2022 release date, taking the place of the recently-delayed Mission: Impossible 8. Additionally, the new Star Trek film from Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez has been set for a June 9, 2023 release, the film adaptation of The Shrinking of Treehorn has been set for a November 10, 2023 release and the Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski-led fantasy comedy, previously titled Imaginary Friends though now untitled, for a November 17, 2023 release.