Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release dates of two back-to-back 'Mission Impossible' films. According to media reports, the seventh film of the popular franchise will hit the theatres worldwide on July 23, 2021, and the eighth film will release on August 5, 2022.
Tom Cruise, who has earned a reputation for his death-defying stunts in 'MI' series, will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), in the upcoming projects. He took to Twitter and confirmed the news with a short teaser and wrote, "Summer 2021 and Summer 2022"
Here's the post:
Talking about the same, PTI quoted Jim Gianopulos, the Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures as saying, "We couldn't be more excited to build on the massive success of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' by reteaming with Chris and Tom on these next two films, following two successful collaborations."
Meanwhile, Christopher McQuarrie is returning to write and direct the two films after the blockbuster success of 'Rogue Nation' and 'Fallout'. McQuarrie became the only director in the franchise's history to return for a second time with 2018 film 'Fallout' after helming 2015 'Rogue Nation'.
'Mission Impossible Fallout' was met with unanimous praise from the critics for its upscale action sequences even though Cruise ended up breaking his ankle while shooting a jump scene. The film was a huge commercial success and grossed over 791 million US Dollars at the world box office.
(With inputs from PTI)