Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible 5' Gets Surprising New Release Date

January 26, 2015 9:31 PM

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It looks like it’s going to be Star Wars: The Force Awakens or nothing this December. The other shoe has fallen and Mission: Impossible V will now longer open five days after Star Wars: The Force Awakens this coming December. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the official reason is that the film will be finished on time and Paramount wants to get some distance from the upcoming Sony’s James Bond adventure Spectre, Paramount (Viacom, Inc.) has shifted Mission: Impossible V away from its intended December 23rd, 2015 release date. Of course we all know the real reason is the same reason DreamWorks Animation shifted Kung Fu Panda 3 from that same release date all the way into March, 2016. And that reason is that 1600 pound gorilla opening on December 18th, 2015, Sisters Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What’s surprising is not that the Tom Cruise action sequel is moving out of the way of Star Wars, but rather that it’s not moving into 2016 but significantly earlier in 2015. Mission: Impossible V (or whatever it will eventually be called) will now open on July 31st, 2015. It’s not opening late, but rather nearly five months earlier than anticipated.

This new release date puts the Ethan Hunt adventure in the thick of the summer movie season, albeit later in the season than where the three prior films debuted. Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible II opened over Memorial Day weekend of 1996 and 2000 respectively while Mission: Impossible II...

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