It happened! We won’t see “Mission: Impossible 8” in 2024.

Next year’s worldwide box office just lost at least half a billion dollars, all because of Paramount Pictures’ decision to remove the action spectacle “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two” from the release calendar.

When will we see “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two”?

Originally, Paramount planned to release “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two” at the end of June 2024. However, the ongoing actors’ strike (a new round of negotiations begins today) made it impossible to maintain that release date.

The new U.S. premiere date for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two” is May 23, 2025. So, we’ll have to wait for the spectacle almost a year longer. However, this might ultimately be a good decision for the studio. The new date is tied to Memorial Day, the same weekend that “Top Gun: Maverick” was released, which ultimately earned $1.5 billion.

May 2025 will also allow “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two” to fully leverage the fact that some of the footage is being shot with IMAX cameras. The film will have IMAX screens all to itself for three weeks.

Why was “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two” delayed by a year? The reason is the actors’ strike. Filming for the movie hasn’t concluded yet. It will take many weeks before the strike ends and all the talents can be gathered. On top of that, there is still a long shooting schedule, and voila: it takes many months to perfect the spectacle.

This is incredibly important because “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One” didn’t perform as expected. It was especially disappointing in America, where Tom Cruise lost, among other things, to the much cheaper “Sound of Freedom.” Fortunately, the rest of the world was more favorable, and the seventh installment of the series earned $567 million worldwide.

Not just Tom Cruise. What else was delayed?

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two” is not the only Paramount film whose release date has changed.

“A Quiet Place: Day One,” the prequel/spin-off of “A Quiet Place,” was supposed to hit theaters in March. Now the film will take Tom Cruise’s spot and debut on June 28, 2024.

SpongeBob fans will have to wait half a year longer for the new movie. The untitled animation will debut on December 19, 2025, instead of May 23.

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