'Mission: Impossible 7 + 8' Delayed Another Year Until 2023 & 2024
Another delay for these two highly anticipated action movie sequels. Paramount Pictures and Skydance have confirmed an extra year delay for the back-to-back next Mission: Impossible movies. The next two sequels, directed again by filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie (of both Mission: Impossible 5 & 6 - Rogue Nation & Fallout, Jack Reacher, The Way of the Gun), were filmed back-to-back and will be released back-to-back. The rumor is that this means the storyline will play out between both movies - with a big cliffhanger ending tying them together. Mission: Impossible 7 was set for release in September of 2022 later this year, but it has been rescheduled for release on July 14th, 2023 next summer. And the sequel, Mission: Impossible 8, has been moved from that July 2023 spot to June 28th, 2024. Nothing to do but wait ’till they're ready.
Both movies already finished shooting over the last year. They're now in post-production, which is why the studio has decided more time is better to finish them. Production was delayed at the start of the pandemic, then resumed in 2021. Tom Cruise was often seen in the news performing more epic stunts while filming, including crashing an actual train, driving a motorcycle off of a cliff, and more. It is not often Hollywood lets filmmakers make two high profile sequels together, preferring to make only one at a time (e.g. Dune). But these are the 7th & 8th movies in a massive successful franchise, so they're confident they will be big hits no matter what. In addition to Cruise, the casts include Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Cary Elwes, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Shea Whigham, & Rob Delaney. Stay tuned for updates.