The next Mission: Impossible film joins an increasing list of major tentpole films with a delayed release date, due to the actors strike.
Following Disney’s delay of Marvel Studios’ Deadpool 3 due to the actors strike, Paramount has made changes to next year’s schedule and beyond.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part Two has moved from 28 June 2024 to the following year. The current release date is now 23 May 2025.
Like many other films, the eighth Mission: Impossible movie was forced to halt production amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike and won’t be completed in time to open next summer. Its postponement signals a new wave of release schedule juggling for Hollywood studios as the actors strike surpasses three months of work stoppage, and a similar fate faces many big-budget tentpoles if the actors union and studios don’t resolve their contract negotiations in the coming weeks.
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning: Part One ultimately grossed $567.5 million (€531 million) worldwide, falling shy of the (superior) 2018 installment Fallout ($791.7 million / €741 million globally) and the heady highs of Cruise's summer 2022 blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick ($1.5 billion / €1.4 billion).
Paramount also announced that A Quiet Place: Day One, a prequel to the post-apocalyptic horror series starring Lupita Nyong’o, will have its release pushed from March to when Dead Reckoning: Part Two had been scheduled to open, on 28 June.
Hollywood's labour turmoil has increasingly upended release plans. A string of movies have shifted: Dune: Part Two, Kung Fu Panda 4, the third Venom film, and Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse are several major casualties.
Negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the studios are scheduled to resume today (Tuesday 24 October).