Tom Cruise is reportedly discontent with ViacomCBS’s decision to release Mission: Impossible 7 on Paramount+ 45 days after it is released in theaters. Mission: Impossible has been quite possibly the most consistent franchises at Paramount Pictures for the past 25 year, and Tom Cruise has been probably the greatest star for the studio. The most recent installment, Mission: Impossible 7 is currently set to release on September 30th, the most recent in a long line of release date changes.
According to THR, Cruise is reportedly discontent with Baskish’s decision to release Mission: Impossible 7 on Paramount+ 45 days after theaters. Cruise needed to keep the traditional 90-day theatrical window for the film. With the current release date, this would put Mission: Impossible 7 on Paramount+ at some point in November.
Paramount has undergone a serious major change with the recent announcement that Jim Gianopulos was stepping down as Paramount’s CEO and Nickelodeon President, Brian Robbins, would be taking charge of the studio. Paramount Pictures is reportedly prioritizing streaming releases over theatrical movies. This appeared to be the writing on the divider as earlier in 2021, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish declared that the studio’s movies, starting with A Quiet Place Part II would premiere on Paramount+ 45 days after their theatrical release, and this included Mission: Impossible 7. However, since then, at that point, Paramount Pictures deferred the release of the film as well as Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick to 2022.
This isn’t the first occasion when that Paramount Pictures and Cruise have collided. Broadly in August 2006, three months after the release of Mission: Impossible 3, then, at that point CEO Sumner Redstone terminated the studio exclusive contract with Cruise’s production organization, Cruise/Wagner Productions, because of Cruise’s controversial public life. However, Cruise returned to the studio in 2011 with the release of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and since then has starred in the Jack Reacher films and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick. The studio has already dedicated to Mission: Impossible 8 however there’s no word yet on the future of the franchise after that or Paramount Pictures and Cruise’s relationship going forward following the Mission: Impossible 7 news.