After the huge success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, its writer and director, Christopher McQuarrie, is gearing up to write and direct two sequels which will be shot back-to-back.

Don’t get too excited just yet, though, the first film isn’t expected to hit cinemas until Summer of 2021, with the second slated for Summer 2022. According to a report by Variety, Paramount is keen to keep a reasonable distance between the new Mission: Impossible films and Tom Cruise‘s other upcoming effort, Top Gun: Maverick, which will premier in June of next year.

The latest film in the franchise, Fallout, has been the most successful so far both critically and financially (earning over US $791 million), so the idea is to keep the momentum going by making two new films straight-up. Makes sense, I guess.

Cruise tweeted the news himself after the story broke elsewhere, confirming the rough release dates of both films.

McQuarrie also got in on the twitter action earlier today.

Smooth. The director also worked on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation but prior to that, each film had a different director. Of course, each chapter stars Tom Cruise as the main character, Ethan Hawk, as will the two upcoming sequels.

Old mate Cruise might be a total weirdo, but you gotta admit, the dude knows how to pull off a good stunt.

Source: Variety
Image: Paramount Pictures