'A Quiet Place 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick' release dates moved to 2021

Posted at 7:34 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 07:35:05-04

(WXYZ) — Paramount Pictures announced Thursday night it was delaying the releases of two much-anticipated movies.

The company said "A Quiet Place Part 2" will be released on April 23, 2021, instead of Sept. 6, 2020. "Top Gun: Maverick," will now debut on July 2, 2021 instead of Dec. 23, 2020.

“We truly believe that there is no movie-viewing experience like the one enjoyed in theatres,” said Paramount’s president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson, and president of international theatrical distribution Mark Viane. “We are committed to the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners, and 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.”

The sequel to "A Quiet Place" was originally going to debut on March 20, 2020, but became one of the first major movies to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as movie theatres began to close.

These are the latest movies to have their release dates moved or delayed once again, after Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and Disney's "Mulan" were pulled off of release calendars.

Along with Thursday’s announcement, the studio also set “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” a follow-up to this year’s box office smash, to open on April 8, 2022. Other changes to the calendar include a new “Jackass” film (from July 2021 to Sept. 3, 2021), “Under the Boardwalk” (July 22, 2022) and “The Tiger’s Apprentice” (from Feb. 11, 2022, to Feb. 10, 2023).

Paramount also said that "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" will now debut April 8, 2022, the new "Jackass" film will move from July 2021 to Sept. 3, 2021, "Under the Boardwalk" moves to July 22, 2022 and "The Tiger's Apprentice" to February 2023.