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.
Summer 2021 and Summer 2022 pic.twitter.com/V6SNvZx2La— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) January 15, 2019
McQuarrie also got in on the twitter action earlier today.
Missions: Accepted#MissionImpossible— Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019
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.
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