Paramount has postponed the release of A Quiet Place: Part II and Top Gun: Maverick until 2021. A Quiet Place: Part II was due to arrive in September but has been moved to April 23, 2021. Top Gun: Maverick was slated for launch on December 25 2020, but it was grounded for another six months; it is now scheduled for July 2, 2021.
Paramount also pushed 2021’s Jackass by a few months, from July 2, 2021 to September 3, 2021. Both films were initially postponed to April, but were pushed back again as the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues.“We truly believe that there is no movie viewing experience like the one experienced in theaters,” said Paramount National Distribution President Chris Aronson and International Theatrical Distribution President, Mark Viane, in a joint statement provided alongside the late confirmations. “We are committed to the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners, and would like to stress that we are confident that when the time comes, audiences around the world will once again enjoy the singular joy of seeing Paramount films on big screen.
Every movie delayed due to coronavirus (so far)
The news comes just after confirmation that Disney is pushing back the release of all of its upcoming Star Wars and Avatar films for one year, and has also removed Mulan from the 2020 release schedule.
Sony Pictures has also just confirmed that the untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home has also moved from November 5, 2021 to December 17, 2021.
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