‘Mission: Impossible 8′ release postponed to 2025 due to Hollywood actors’ strike

Production was suspended in July while Tom Cruise and company embarked on an international promotional blitz for ‘Dead Reckoning

The eighth installment of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series has been delayed by a year, signaling a new wave of release schedules as the Hollywood actors’ strike now surpasses three months of work stoppage. This is what we read in ‘USA Today’. Paramount Pictures has moved the release date of the next ‘Mission: Impossible’ from June 28, 2024 to May 23, 2025. Production on the sequel to Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’ was suspended in July while Tom Cruise and company have embarked on an international promotional blitz for ‘Dead Reckoning.’

Ultimately, ‘Dead Reckoning’ grossed $567.5 million worldwide, falling behind 2018’s ‘Fallout’ ($791.7 million globally) and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ ($1.5 billion). The 163-minute action thriller earned some of the best reviews of the film franchise, but was quickly eclipsed at the box office by ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer.’

While Hollywood’s labor turmoil continuesthis fall’s release plans are increasingly being upended, and not just for movies who want to wait until their stars can promote them (like ‘Dune: Part Two,’ pushed back to March), but also for some of next year’s biggest films. A series of Marvel films have come back like the third film ‘Venom’. ‘Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse’ has been postponed indefinitely after being dated to March 2024.

Paramount also announced that the release of ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’, a prequel to the post-apocalyptic horror series starring Lupita Nyong’o, will be postponed from March 8, 2024 to June 28, 2024. Meanwhile, negotiations between Paramount Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Motion Picture Studios.