Paramount has delayed a number of films this evening including Tom Cruise led Top Gun: Maverick, amid rising cases in the Covid-19 delta variant across the states.

In an all too familiar blow to movie fans, Paramount announced this evening that they have delayed a number of films from their 2021 slate, now due to release in 2022. The move is being blamed on the number of rising cases of the Covid-19 delta variant which has pushed many US hospitals to full capacity in recent weeks.

Currently the three films delayed are two Tom Cruise franchise hits, Top Gun: Maverick and Mission Impossible 7, along with comedy Jackass Forever.

The change sees Mission Impossible 7 move from a May 2022 date to September, with Top Gun: Maverick moving from this November to May 2022 and Jackass Forever moving from next month to February 2022.

Whilst we’ve been seeing a number of films removed from theatrical release to streaming or day and date release over the last few months, these latest push backs feel like the first of what could be many more delays in the movie calendar.

More as we hear it.

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