That’s it, folks.  It’s all over.  Summer 2020 is done as far as movie season goes.

Paramount Pictures is the last major studio to rip up its schedule but, with Top Gun: Maverick moving out, that is officially the last major blockbuster vacating the summer season.

The Tom Cruise sequel has been delayed six months and will now open December 23rd.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run has moved back two months to July 31st.  This is a candidate for a VOD release given the lower budget, the family nature and the need for parents stuck at home to entertain the kids.  No word from Paramount on a decision there.

A Quiet Place Part II moves from April to September 4th.

Finally, the Chris Pratt sci-fi adventure The Tomorrow War has been pulled from December and reverts to TBC.  This is probably to make way for Top Gun and to remain clear of all the other big movies that will be piling into this space.

Planning on spending the summer gaming instead?  Well, Doom Eternal and a Final Fantasy remake may have made it to market, but the highly anticipated sequel to one of the biggest games ever is not so lucky.

Naughty Dog has some bad news about The Last Of Us II.

“As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to give you a little more information.

 

The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II. We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.

 

However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we’re doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues.

 

We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood it’s what’s best and fair to all of our players. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.

We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.

 

Stay safe!

– Naughty Dog

Best get the cash together to live at the movies and pay for a babysitter in Q4 2020 because there is going to be A LOT of choice from October onwards, COVID19 permitting.

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