By: John M Jerva

With good news we have bad news as I just reported that Paramount has moved up Snake-Eyes: GI Joe Origins from October to July but with it they also delayed Tom Cruise in the process.

Word now is that Cruise’s long awaited, and I Do mean long sequel Top Gun Maverick has been shelved yet again and now will release in November instead of July 2nd.

Cruise’s other sequels, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will now release on Memorial Day weekend on May 27, 2022 and July 7, 2023 respectively. Number 7 will now compete with John Wick: Chapter 4 now due to the switch.

Top Gun Maverick Synopsis: Directed by Kosinski from a script by Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer, Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick (once again played by Tom Cruise) is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing. The film also stars Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris.

The Mission:Impossible sequel plot lines are being kept under wraps right now but the cast includes Hayley Atwell as well Mission: Impossible returning stars Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Simon Pegg (Ready Player One), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Vanessa Kirby (Hobbs & Shaw) and Henry Czerny (Ready or Not) along with newcomers Shea Whigham (Joker), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy 2), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Cary Elwes (Stranger Things), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Esai Morales (La Bamba, Titans) who has replaced Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the antagonist role.

At this point, with the majority of these blockbusters and their constant delays, my interest is fading fast. It’s hard to get excited any more when every day I check the news and there’s more of these types of articles. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get postponed to next year.

I’ll say keep it locked and loaded right here for more but theaters won’t be able to stay open if there’s no product to show and that’s the hard truth. Stay tuned…

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