Following the Tenet and Conjuring 3 date changes and all of the Disney changes today, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures have now also moved back their films. There is some good news, however, as Sonic 2 has been confirmed for 2022.
First up, Paramount has moved back A Quiet Place Part II from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021. In the sequel, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
The film is written and directed by John Krasinski, and based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The sequel stars Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Simmonds, Jupe, Djimon Hounsou and John Krasinski.
The producers are Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski, with Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, Aaron Janus executive producing. A Quiet Place Part II has been rated PG-13 for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.
Previously scheduled for December 23, 2020, Top Gun: Maverick will now open in theaters on July 2, 2021. The sequel takes place 34 years after the events of the original film and pits legendary Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as the new flight instructor of Top Gun, in which he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who seeks to become a pilot much as his father was.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
The film, which reunites Tom Cruise with his Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski, is executive produced by Tommy Harper, Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. The producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, and David Ellison. The script was written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie.
With Avatar 2 moving back from December 17, 2021, the Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel has grabbed that date after having previously been scheduled for November 5, 2021. The Jon Watts-directed sequel will again star Tom Holland.
Sony and Marvel Studios have worked together on two Spidey films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The first film grossed $880.2 million worldwide, while last year’s release earned an impressive $1.13 billion globally.
And moving into 2022, Paramount Pictures today announced an April 8, 2022 release date for Sonic 2. Jeff Fowler will again direct Sonic 2 from a script by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara are producing, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller will executive produce.
Sonic the Hedgehog was released in theaters on February 14 and grossed $306.8 million worldwide before theaters closed. The movie was released on Digital March 31st (buy at Amazon) and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 19th (buy at Amazon).
Sonic the Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from SEGA that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog.