Amid ongoing cinema closures in Europe, Paramount announced a raft of tentpole moves on Friday (April 9), pushing Tom Cruise sequel Top Gun Maverick from July Fourth weekend to November 19 this year, which in turn bumped Mission: Impossible 7 from the November slot to May 27, 2022.
Studio executives are not taking any chances with Maverick, a major tentpole asset that had been set to open theatrically on July 2. In light of lockdowns and the slow vaccine rollout in Europe, they have opted to wait until cinemas in key markets reopen.
July Fourth weekend remains busy. Sony