Mission: Impossible – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie Sign on for Back-to-Back Sequels Out 2021, 2022

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Mission: Impossible – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie Sign on for Back-to-Back Sequels Out 2021, 2022

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Christopher McQuarrie, Tom Cruise on the sets of Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Highlights
  • The two sequels will be filmed back-to-back
  • Mission: Impossible 7, 8 out in 2021, 2022
  • Chris McQuarrie will write, direct both

Tom Cruise and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie have signed on for two more Mission: Impossible movies — set to be the seventh and eighth instalments in the long-running action franchise — that will be filmed back-to-back and released in consecutive summers, the first in 2021 and the second following in 2022. Cruise has been with the franchise since the start as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, while McQuarrie has helmed the last two entries, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, in addition to script work on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Fallout proved to be the series' best critical and commercial success, which was enough for Paramount Pictures to hand a two-film deal to McQuarrie.

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Cruise and McQuarrie confirmed their return to Mission: Impossible on Twitter late on Monday, with the 56-year-old actor reiterating the release schedule that was first reported by Variety, whose sources say that McQuarrie will begin writing the next two entries while Cruise is busy filming Top Gun: Maverick, the 2020 sequel to the 1986 original. Paramount aims to begin production sometime in 2019. Fallout took over nine months to film, not including the injury to Cruise, which means two films — especially those as arduous as Mission: Impossible — will easily take more than a year and a half.

While Mission: Impossible kept bringing in new directors for the first four instalments, it's gone in a new direction since McQuarrie's arrival. By the time he's done with the eighth entry in 2022, McQuarrie will have worked on half the franchise output, which would make him the single biggest contributor, after Cruise himself, of course. Paramount has good reason to hold onto McQuarrie. Fallout and Rogue Nation have delivered some of the highest critical scores since Mission: Impossible's 1996 beginning — 97 and 93 percent, respectively, on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — and a combined $1.47 billion (about Rs. 10,442 crores) at the global box office.

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