I’m not sure whether I like this news or not. On the one hand I get Mission: Impossible 5 five months earlier than expected, on the other, does this mean director Christopher McQuarrie and team have to rush to meet a new release date?
The news came today that Paramount was moving the return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 5 from a December 25 release date, all the way up to July 31, a packed weekend for sure as it includes Antoine Fuqua‘s Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tarsem Singh‘s Selfless and the Point Break remake no one asked for.
The move means it gets a nice, cushy summer release spot away from the likes of Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Though it does mean it’s opening one weekend ahead of Josh Trank‘s The Fantastic Four, though I’m not sure how much of a threat that film really is.
M:I 5 brings back Cruise as Ethan Hunt and co-stars Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Simon McBurney.
Paramount’s other big summer play is Terminator: Genisys on July 1.