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Mission Impossible 5 Showing Date Moved? Is this Because of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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Looks like Christmas is going to be early this year. Tom Cruise?s Ethan Hunt is coming to the big screen sooner than what we?ve all expected! Mission Impossible 5 is going to hit theaters a bit early this 2015?okay not a little bit, it was more like 6 months earlier. Cinemablend reports that the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise was moved to summer from its Christmas Day premier.

The reason why Paramount moved Mission Impossible 5 showing date

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Mission Impossible 5 showing date was moved by Paramount from its original cinema release date on Christmas Day this year to a much earlier showing date this summer, July 31, 2015.

One reason for this would probably be the conflict between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and MI:5. Star Wars cinema release date is on December 18 while Mission Impossible 5 was supposed to be on Christmas. If you are a director/producer of a big film, you?ll know that going up against a fan favorite, classic movie coming back is a terrible idea.

It was said on that report that J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: Force Awakens is also the producer of Mission Impossible 5. This could also be another reason why the film?s showing date was moved from its original premiere date.?You don?t want a conflict between the movie you are directing and the movie you are producing.

Not just Star Wars though, it was also reported by insider (via The Hollywood Reporter) that MI:5 will also move out of the way because of MGM and Sony?s James Bond sequel titled Spectre which will open in cinemas on November 6.

Now that Star Wars and the suave spy and ladies? man James Bond are out of the way, the only movies that stand in Mission Impossible 5?s way are Point Break and Southpaw?both of these are scheduled for a cinematic release on July 31st 2015, same as Tom Cruise? fifth Mission Impossible movie.

This is wonderful news especially for the fans of Tom Cruise and the franchise.

Mission Impossible 5 (Subtitle still unknown) is set to be released on cinemas this summer, July 31, 2015.

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