Even though nothing concrete has surfaced about the storyline, we can expect Tom Cruise's Ethan to run a lot in the upcoming editions!
Who would want to mess with Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF)? Tom Cruise has managed to keep his fans entertained for several years with his spectacular performances in Mission: Impossible, and it looks like, he is going to come back on the silver screen for the seventh time! The franchise proved to be a big hit because of which, Paramount is all set to bring back Mission: Impossible 7 and also 8! Yes, you read it right. Christopher McQuarrie is ready to film them back-to-back, leaving fans insanely excited about the news.
But, for now, let's find out more about the seventh installment of the legendary franchise. Here's everything we know so far!
Ever since 'Mission: Impossible- Fallout' performed extraordinarily well, Christopher McQuarrie took a vow that he will not make any other Mission: Impossible movies as the 'Fallout' movie had set the bar way too high. However, a few weeks later, it was announced that he was writing and directing the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies. There was no way out for McQuarrie. Even though he became a part of the franchise in its fifth installment, it is because of Christopher McQuarrie that the film has hit a couple of Mission: Impossible director milestones.
Mission: Impossible definitely stand special for Christopher as he is the first one to write and direct the whole of Mission: Impossible movie all by himself. J.J. Abrams co-wrote Mission: Impossible III along with a couple of other writers, making Christopher the first one to do everything by himself. He said, "It was an overwhelming concept when we finished the movie and now with the response, it's even more overwhelming and scary. I would definitely need time to process that idea."
We can definitely expect Ethan Hunt to return for the seventh installment as he is very much alive to do stunts, as opposed to Ving Rhames who feels that Tom is 'too old' to perform impeccable stunts. We can also see Simon Pegg as Benji in the seventh installment as he has been a part of the movie since Mission: Impossible III. When asked, he said: "Absolutely. If I'm in it and they brought it up. These films are always so much fun to participate in and it's a nice thing to do for a job, running around saving the world."
Apart from them, Angela Bassett will make a comeback as Erica Sloan along with newcomer Vanessa Kirby (Alanna Mitsopolis aka the White Widow) who is also ready to make a comeback. She said, "Once you know somebody and how they work, it's really fun to play her in lots of different scenarios, I'd love that." However, there are some actors who might reprise their role in the upcoming franchise, including Michelle Monaghan who was Ethan's former wife Julia, Sean Harris who played the role of Solomon Lane and mysterious Ilsa Faust, played by Rebecca Ferguson.
Fans were upset to not find Jeremy Renner alongside his IMF team in Fallout due to his Marvel schedule, where he plays Hawkeye. According to McQuarrie, it was an "unfortunate case of bad timing". He told Digital Spy: "At the time, when the movie started, we didn't really have a screenplay, so it was very difficult for us to say who would be in the movie for how long and on what days, and he had a commitment to Marvel. So there was just simply no predicting. If we had a finished script, we would have been able to say, 'Yes, this will work and we can let you go for this time', but there was just no predicting what those roles were going to turn out to be."
Therefore, we can hope that Renner does return for his team in the seventh installment.
According to Paramount, the Mission: Impossible 7 will come in summer July 23, 2021, while the eighth will release on August 5, 2022. In 2021, the seventh edition will be competing with several major films like The Batman, Jurassic World 3, Fast and Furious 10, Indiana Jones 5, and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel/reboot. On the other hand, in 2022, the eighth edition of the movie will be competing against Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Aquaman 2, and the first chapter of Disney’s newly announced Star Wars trilogy.
Even though nothing concrete has surfaced about the storyline, we can expect Tom Cruise's Ethan to run a lot in the upcoming editions. Other cast members were surprised to see Cruise recovering back from a big injury which he got during the filming of the most successful installment so far. "I don't know how he healed so fast," Ferguson told Digital Spy. Rebecca Ferguson also hinted about her character by saying, "Will she go bad, will she go rogue or is she a supporter now, is she part of the team?"
Even though the director of the movie wouldn't want fans to know anything about the story as of yet, fans do know that Cruise has some major world issues to deal with. "That would be entirely up to SpaceX or NASA. They would have to be involved with that, I would imagine. Or Paramount Pictures. I don't know how much they want to invest," he explained in November 2018.
We cannot expect the trailer before 2020 as the movie is confirmed for a summer 2021 release. But, we are sure that the movie is worthy of waiting. For now, enjoy the trailer for Mission: Impossible - Fallout