A lot of changes are afoot over at Paramount as the studio spent part of Wednesday shuffling its release schedule. The two big ones see one movie pushed back a year, and another announced for the first time.
A Quiet Place 2 release date was finally unveiled on Wednesday, and you can expect the followup to hit theaters on May 15, 2020.
Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick – the sequel to the 1986 original – has moved from July 12, 2019 all the way back to June 26, 2020. The cause has been stated that the extra time is needed for the aerial shots, but an 11-month delay does seem a bit extreme.
In other moves, Sonic the Hedgehog is moving from Nov. 15 to Nov. 8, 2019, and the Untitled Terminator Project is moving up from Nov. 22 to Nov. 15, 2019.
Paramount has a lot of interesting projects on the horizon, but we’re sure the idea of moving Top Gun: Maverick back nearly a year did not go down easily. That was sure to be a large part of the studio’s plan for the Summer 2019 film season, and now it has to find a way to plug that hole.
There are sure to be more film schedule movements coming now, so stay tuned.