Just when you thought things might have settled down a bit, even more movies have been pushed back. With filming not yet complete, Paramount Pictures has moved back both of the two upcoming Mission Impossible movies.
Originally scheduled for a July 23, 2021 release, Mission Impossible 7 will now open in theaters on November 19, 2021. Mission Impossible 8 was scheduled for August 5, 2022 but will now open on November 4, 2022.
That means that both films are now scheduled to go up against Disney and Warner Bros. movies. Warner Bros. has Will Smith’s King Richard scheduled for November 19, 2021 and the Shazam! sequel on November 2, 2022. Disney has also scheduled untitled live-action films for those dates.
Written and directed again by Christopher McQuarrie, the cast members of the upcoming Mission Impossible films include Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Nicholas Hoult.
Skydance Media founder and CEO David Ellison will again produce the Mission Impossible movies. Skydance and Paramount are also teaming up on The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt. That sci-fi film was going to open on December 25, 2020 but has now been set for July 23, 2021.
In The Tomorrow War, directed by Chris McKay from a script by Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque, the fate of a futuristic war rests upon one man’s abilities to confront the ghosts of his past. Humanity is losing to an alien invasion, so to fight back, scientists develop a way to draft soldiers from the past to fight the war.
Next up, Paramount has scheduled the animated Paw Patrol movie for August 20, 2021. The film was already targeting an August 2021 release, but now it’s confirmed. Paw Patrol is a Spin Master Entertainment production in association with Nickelodeon Movies.
Cal Brunker (Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Escape From Planet Earth) is directing. The feature film is based on the award-winning, hit preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment and broadcast globally by Nickelodeon.
Previously scheduled for November 19, 2021, the new Dungeons & Dragons movie is now coming to theaters on May 27, 2022. Disney also has an untitled live-action movie set for that date.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will direct Dungeons & Dragons from a screenplay by Michael Gillio. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing. The adaptation of the tabletop role-playing game is part of the deal between Paramount Pictures and Hasbro. It will be developed by Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.
And finally, Paramount has removed the Mark Tonderai-directed horror thriller Spell from its release schedule. The film was previously scheduled to be released on August 28, 2020.
Spell is said to center on a father who survives a plane crash in Appalachia, but he becomes suspicious of the older who takes him in and nurses him back to health using ancient remedies.