Once again, it’s happened. Hollywood is back to playing musical chairs with their films and release dates. Before, it was Black Widow, Cruella, and Wonder Woman 1984. Then it was F9, The Suicide Squad, and Eternals. Now, it’s Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
With the ever-evolving Delta variant, it’s impossible to predict what will happen in the coming weeks, and it seems that Paramount delaying their 2021 slate is a precaution, just in case things get worse. Below is the list of delayed films:
Top Gun: Maverick – November 19, 2021 to May 27, 2022 (Paramount)
Mission: Impossible 7 – May 27, 2022 to September 30, 2022 (Paramount/Skydance)
Jackass: Forever – October 22, 2021 to February 4, 2022 (Paramount)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – November 11, 2021 to November 19, 2021 (Sony)
This is likely only the tip of the iceberg if Shang-Chi underperforms at the box office. We’ll have to keep an eye on the worldwide box office in the coming weeks, as we’re likely to see more films being pushed, even if Shang-Chi overperforms. The major studios that are still TBD are Universal, Warner, Disney, Lionsgate, and Sony.