The seventh and eighth films in Tom Cruise’s flagship franchise are now scheduled for July 2023 and June 2024. This is the fourth time their release dates have been pushed back due to the pandemic.
A saga that takes on the appearance ofWaiting for Godot. Already postponed three times, the release of the seventh and eighth parts of Impossible mission has again taken the lead in the wing thanks to the persistence of the pandemic. The new adventures of the secret agent, played by Tom Cruise, are now expected in theaters in July 2023 and June 2024, instead of September 2022 and July 2023.
Initially Paramount hoped to release Mission: Impossible 7… in July 2021. The filming of the globe-trotting franchise, which set up its cameras in England, Italy and Poland, had been just as disrupted by the coronavirus. Tom Cruise and his director and friend Christopher McQuarrie are keen to do as many stunts as possible without resorting to green screens.
Reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, who has more life and poise than a cat to always land on his feet, Tom Cruise reteamed with Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby and Angela Bassett.
Hope for Tom Cruise fans
However, fans of the superstar, who hopes to soon be able to film in space, can take comfort in saying that Paramount is keeping the launch of Top Gun: Maverick, sequel to the 1986 cult film, for the end of May for the moment. There too, the action film had been repeatedly postponed. This sequel, ready for two years, finds the best fighter pilot of the American Navy. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) continues to push his limits as a test pilot. He refuses to move up in rank, because it would force him to give up flying. He is in charge of training a detachment of young graduates. On this special mission, Maverick meets Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his late friend, navigator Nick “Goose” Bradshaw.