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Paramount has shifted the release of both A Quiet Place: Part II and Top Gun: Maverick to 2021.
A Quiet Place: Part II was scheduled to arrive in September but has been moved to April 23, 2021. Top Gun: Maverick was set for launch on December 25, 2020 but it’s been grounded for another six months; it’s now slated for July 2, 2021.
Paramount has also nudged 2021’s Jackass a couple of months, from July 2, 2021 to September 3, 2021.
Both films were initially postponed in April but have been pushed back again as uncertainly surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“We truly believe that there is no movie-viewing experience like the one enjoyed in theatres,” said Paramount’s President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson and President of International Theatrical Distribution Mark Viane in a joint statement provided alongside the delay confirmations. “We are committed to the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners, and want to stress that we are confident that, when the time comes, audiences everywhere will once again enjoy the singular joy of seeing Paramount films on the big screen.”
The news comes hot on the heels of confirmation Disney is pushing back the release of all its upcoming Star Wars and Avatar films by a year, and has also removed Mulan from 2020’s release schedule.
Sony Pictures has additionally just confirmed that the untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel has also been shifted from November 5, 2021 to December 17, 2021.
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