Two new 'Mission Impossible' movies confirmed for 2021 and 2022
Looks like it is "Missions: Accepted" at Paramount Pictures as two new movies for the popular action franchise Mission Impossible have been confirmed. Tom Cruise is on board as our favorite agent Ethan Hunt, and director Christopher McQuarrie is returning to helm these two back to back movies. The films are scheduled to release in 2021 and 2022. Read all about them here.
McQuarrie returns for third and fourth 'MI' films
McQuarrie's return to helm the films will mark his third and fourth directorial work on the franchise. His first Mission Impossible film was 2015's Rogue Nation, the franchise's fifth film. He returned in 2018 to direct Fallout, the sixth movie, notably becoming the only director to return for a second film in the franchise's history. Now he will direct the seventh and eighth films.
McQuarrie announces his return grandly on Twitter
McQuarrie brought back after franchise's success
Bringing back McQuarrie makes sense as he took the franchise to new heights and directions by introducing Rebecca Ferguson's character as a foil to Hunt's character in Rogue Nation. He upped the stunts in Fallout making it one of the biggest studio movies of 2018.
Tom Cruise returns as the ever-charming Ethan Hunt
While McQuarrie might be returning for his third and fourth films, Cruise saw the franchise kick off in 1996. Since then he has only gotten bolder with his stunts as the IMF agent Ethan Hunt has used a combination of tricks, misdirection, muscle and some fantastic bike chases to maintain global peace and world order. 56-year-old Cruise is showing no signs of slowing down!
'Summer 2021 and Summer 2022,' Cruise expresses excitement
'Fallout' showed franchise's potential to pull audience
Mission Impossible 7 and 8 will be shot back to back much like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The studio decided to extend full support to the franchise following its commercial box office success, earning $790 million or Rs. 5,611 crore worldwide. The earnings proved the franchise had the potential to be a crowd-puller, convincing Paramount Pictures to greenlight two new franchise films.