Paramount Pictures has joined the trend of movie studios changing up film release dates this week.
Paramount Pictures announced on Friday that it was moving A Quiet Place Part 2 from Sept. 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021. Also packing its bags and moving is Top Gun: Maverick which will move from Dec. 23, 2020 to July 1, 2021.
This marks the second move of both films due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“We truly believe that there is no movie-viewing experience like the one enjoyed in theaters,” Paramount president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson said in a statement. He was joined by international colleague Mark Viane saying, “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.”
Additional moves and announcements included:
- Jackass moves from July 2, 2021 to Sept. 3, 2021
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was announced for April 8, 2022
- Under the Boardwalk will open on July 22, 2022
- The Tiger’s Apprentice moves from Feb. 11, 2022 to Feb. 10, 2023
Following on from Disney’s massive schedule changes on Thursday, it is clear film schedules are nowhere need near settled yet.