After Disney’s schedule shuffle on Thursday (July 23) Paramount executives rounded out a dramatic day and announced they were pushing A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun Maverick into spring and summer 2021.
John Krasinski’s horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II had been set for September 4 – which industry observers have speculated may become the new slot for Warner Bros’ Tenet – and has been pushed to April 23, 2021.
Tom Cruise vehicle Top Gun Maverick was due to open on December 23 and fans will need to wait until July 2, 2021.
“We truly believe that there is no movie-viewing experience like the one enjoyed in theatres,” said Paramount president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson and president of international theatrical distribution Mark Viane.
“We are committed to the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners, and want to stress that we are confident that, when the time comes, audiences everywhere will once again enjoy the singular joy of seeing Paramount films on the big screen.”
Studio brass have also moved to Jackass from July 2, 2021 to September 3, 2021.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is set for April 8, 2022, and Under The Boardwalk, previously called Untitled Paramount Animation, will open on July 22, 2022.
The Tiger’s Apprentice, previously set for February 11, 2022 will not open a year later on February 10, 2023.