Release dates for both the movies were pushed back by Paramount due to the COVID-19 situation
Mission: Impossible 7 and Top Gun: Maverick are two of the most-awaited Hollywood movies since their announcements. Paramount Studios have announced that both the release dates of both the sequels starring Tom Cruise were pushed back due to rising numbers of delta variants of coronavirus. The news came as a disappointment to the fans, who have been looking forward to catching Cruise back in action.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mission: Impossible 7 will release on September 30, 2022, instead of May 27, 2022, and Top Gun: Maverick will debut on May 2, 2022, instead of November 19, 2021.
Fans did not hide their disappointment as many took to social media to share their thoughts on the delay. Twitter especially saw a large number of its users talk about the delay of the movies.
DELAYS... RESTART YOUR ENGINES:— Jack (@JackTweets44) September 1, 2021
Paramount have just kicked off the latest round of pandemic delays following "Shang-Chi"'s projections.
"Top Gun: Maverick" has fled from Thanksgiving 2021 to late May 2022.
"Mission Impossible 7", therefore, will move to Sept 30th 2022. https://t.co/78P61ORI67
Some fans also made sure that everyone knew that they were just as much annoyed about the delay as sad. They used various means to express this feeling of being annoyed. Some even used photos from the movie to hilarious effects.
JUST ANNONCED: Tom Cruise's #TopGunMaverick and #MissionImpossible7 has been delayed, due to COVID concerns.— GSC | #HelloWeCan (@GSCinemas) September 2, 2021
Top Gun: Maverick will now release on May 2022, instead of Nov 2021. Mission: Impossible 7 will be delayed to Sept 2022, instead of May 2022. pic.twitter.com/BWtnQqasi5
Some users even found the funny side of all this and used Cruise’s teary “No” GIF from Mission: Impossible 3 to great use.