'Top Gun'·'Mission Impossible' postponed release due to Delta variant

연합뉴스 / 2021-09-02 08:57:49
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▲ This photo, provided by Paramount Pictures through AP, shows a scene from "Top Gun: Maverick" which has been pushed back to May 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)  



▲ This photo shows the filming of "Mission Impossible 7." (Yonhap)



LOS ANGELES, Sep. 02 (Yonhap) -- American film producer Paramount Pictures Studios has suspended the release of two films, “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Mission: Impossible 7” starring Tom Cruise considering the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, according to sources on Sep. 1 (local time).

“Top Gun: Maverick” which was scheduled to hit the movies on Nov. 19 before Thanksgiving has been pushed back to the 27th of May 2022. “Mission Impossible 7” was initially planned for May. 27 in 2022 but has been pushed further back to Sep. 30 that year by “Top Gun”.

The company has rearranged “Jackass Forever”’s release from October 2021 to Feb. 4, 2022, as well.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is a sequel of “Top Gun,” which was a global hit in 1996.

The American cinemas have been expecting for a revival of the movie scene sunken by the COVID-19 pandemic through releasing Tom Cruise’s film in the second half of the year.

But, as it seems to be difficult to secure enough audiences due to the spread of the Delta variant, Paramount has decided to postpone the films’ schedules to next year for more box office takings.

There are raised attentions over whether its stepping back due to the pandemic will bring a chain-effect to other upcoming blockbusters.

Meanwhile, “No Time to Die,” a James Bond series and “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” a follow-up of “Venom” (2018) and Sony’s anticipated hit will be dropped in October after their several postpones due to the pandemic waves.

Also, Marvel’s upcoming film in issue “Eternals” will meet the audiences in November and Marvel-produced- Sony-distributed blockbuster “Spider Man: No Way Home” will hit the screen in December.



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