Why is Top Gun 2 Delayed?
Paramount Pictures on Wednesday postponed the release of "Top Gun: Maverick," sending another of the fall's top movies out of 2021 due to the rise in coronavirus cases and the delta variant. ... The postponement is the latest setback for Hollywood's once-hopeful fall movie season. CNBC'Top Gun: Maverick' movie release postponed to 2022 due to coronavirus surge
02 September, 2021 - 11:00pm
02 September, 2021 - 11:00pm
Locast, the free local TV streaming service that expanded to Milwaukee in July, shuts down after losing a ruling in federal court
02 September, 2021 - 03:56pm
Milwaukee was the second market in Wisconsin for Locast. It began offering services in Madison in January.
While the service technically was free, Locast urged users to donate "as little as $5 a month" to help the service continue operations. Viewers got reminders every 15 minutes or so, and programming stopped until the viewer clicked on the button or refreshed the site.
Late Wednesday, Locast said it would suspend program interruptions, in an apparent attempt to appease the federal court, according to a report by NextTV.com. But Thursday, the service announced on its website and on its social media accounts that it was shutting down immediately.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which supported Locast in its lawsuit, the service had more than 3 million users nationwide.
02 September, 2021 - 12:09pm
The Tom Cruise Top Gun character 'Maverick' might "feel the need for speed," but Paramount is once again putting the brakes on the sequel to the 1986 film.
In the high-stakes game of feature film releases, Paramount is gambling that Americans won't be ready to return to cinemas in large numbers any time in the next several months amid surges in the coronavirus delta variant. According to Deadline, it's pushing back the premiere of two potentially blockbuster movies — Top Gun: Maverick and Mission: Impossible 7.
The Top Gun sequel, in particular, has been repeatedly buffeted by the pandemic: COVID-19 set it back from a planned December 2020 release to July of this year and then even further to Nov. 19. Now, it's delayed again until May 27. That's the same date that Mission: Impossible 7 had been slated to hit theaters, so that film is also getting shoved back — until Sept. 30, Deadline reports.
It said that Paramount had made the decision due to COVID-19 concerns after it consulted with experts.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that Sony has similarly pushed back the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife by just over a week, from Nov. 11 to Nov. 19.
Dozens of films have seen their theatrical releases disrupted by the pandemic — either postponing when they hit theaters or sending them instead to online platforms. Among the other films delayed are sequels to Avatar, Dune and the Matrix, according to New York Magazine's Vulture.
02 September, 2021 - 07:26am
Mission: Impossible 7 has been rolling cameras for about a year now, having been delayed from its original February 2020 start date. While there’s no indication yet when principal photography will finally wrap up, one of the actors has finished their work on Ethan Hunt’s next adventure. Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell is done shooting Mission: Impossible 7, and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie took the time to commemorate the occasion.
Hayley Atwell was the first new actor to be revealed for Mission: Impossible 7, with Christopher McQuarrie announcing her involvement on Instagram back in September 2019. Now the filmmaker has turned to the same social media platform to bid her adieu from the production.
We still don’t know much about about Hayley Atwell’s character in Mission: Impossible 7, who’s named Grace and has been described as a “destructive force of nature” whose loyalties are “somewhat ambiguous.” But at least fans of the actress don’t need to worry about her lacking fore screen time in the upcoming movie, nor biting the dust there. For those who weren’t aware that Atwell will also appear in Mission: Impossible 8, notice the ‘MI8’ he included in this post, which follows almost a week after McQuarrie shared a picture of the actress with Tom Cruise.
Although Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 were originally supposed to film back-to-back, it was reported back in February that Paramount Pictures had scrapped this plan. The studio hasn’t announced yet when Mission: Impossible 8 will begin filming, although presumably there will be at least a couple months of separation between these productions to give the cast and crew time to catch their breaths. But once that day comes, Hayley Atwell will be back to acting alongside Tom Cruise and many of the other actors she’s already spent a lot of time with on Mission: Impossible 7.
Along with Hayley Atwell, Mission: Impossible 7’s lineup of new faces includes Esai Morales as the movie’s yet-to-be-identified main villain, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Virma, Mark Gatiss and Cary Elwes. As for the familiar characters accompanying Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, we’ll reunite with Ving Rhames’ Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg’s Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust, Vanessa Kirby’s Alanna Mitsopolis, Frederick Schmidt’s Zola Mitsopolis and Henry Czerny’s Eugene Kittridge, who hasn’t been seen since the first Mission: Impossible movie.
Mission: Impossible 7 is now coming out September 30, 2022, and it will premiere on Paramount+ 45 days after it’s played exclusively in theaters. Mission: Impossible 8 is still slated for July 7, 2023, although because of its predecessor’s latest delay, it’s a good bet that it will be shifted further down the theatrical calendar. As for Hayley Atwell, she most recently lent her voice to the first episode of Marvel’s What If… ? series on Disney+ and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. As soon as more details about how she fits into the next two Mission: Impossible movies are divulged, we’ll let you know.
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