Shooting two films back-to-back has turned out to be an impossible mission for Mission: Impossible. Production on the seventh film has already faced its share of headaches, but the plan was for Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie to jump right into the eighth when completed. Well, that’s no longer going to happen as Cruise has another commitment to a different blockbuster.
Deadline reports Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 will no longer shoot back-to-back, and after filming is done on the first there will be a delay. The reason is Cruise’s commitments to promote Top Gun: Maverick, which opens this July. Since Paramount is behind both franchises they obviously don’t want there to be any conflicts, so production on M:I will continue after Top Gun‘s release.
Mission: Impossible 7 has faced numerous delays, largely due to halts in production because of COVID-19 concerns. Cruise’s famous blow-up at his crew and cast was after just one of many incidents slowing things down. The film was originally due to open this July, but will instead hit theaters on November 19th. M:I 8 opens on November 4th 2022.
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