John Krasinski's Quiet Place sequel was originally pushed back in April, along with Tom Cruise's return to Top Gun, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continued to disrupt the entertainment industry across the world.
Despite some social-distancing restrictions being lifted, and cinemas slowly re-opening, the two long-awaited movies have now been re-scheduled to 2021.
After initially being moved to September 2020, A Quiet Place: Part II is now expected to premiere April 23, 2021. Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick's December 2020 release has been put off for a further seven months, with a July 1, 2021 date now planned.
In a statement, Paramount's president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson explained the studio's desire for audiences to see movies on the big screen. "We truly believe that there is no movie-viewing experience like the one enjoyed in theatres," he said.
Hoping for more certainty in the coming months following the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, Mark Viane added: "We are committed to the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners.
"[We] 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."
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