Mission: Impossible 7 Has Been Delayed Yet Again – IGN
Mission Impossible 7 is being delayed once again, moving from September 2022 to July 14, 2023. Mission Impossible 8 meanwhile is being moved from its original July 2023 date to June 28, 2024, THR reports.
The new delays follow a string of similar complications for the beleaguered Tom Cruise blockbuster films, which have been one of the most high-profile Hollywood victims of the COVID pandemic’s impact on the film industry and beyond. MI7 was initially scheduled for July 23, 2021, but Paramount has periodically delayed release several months, including dates in November 2021 and May 2022.
Filming on MI7 hasn’t been able to escape the impact of COVID either. In December 2020, a recording emerged of Tom Cruise berating film production members for allegedly breaking COVID safety protocols. Cruise, who also serves as a producer, reportedly went so far as to purchase robots to enforce safety protocols on-set.
That still hasn’t stopped the infamously thrill-hungry Cruise from performing what he says is the most dangerous stunt he’s ever pulled off while working on MI7.
Hollywood has been hit by a rash of film delays thanks to COVID and the ensuing complications and safety protocols put in place. Sony’s Morbius, the Marvel vampire pic starring Jared Leto, has been delayed to April 2022, almost two whole years after its original 2020 date. Meanwhile, John Wick Chapter 4 has been pushed back all the way to 2023.
Mission Impossible: Fallout released all the way back in July 2018. Mission Impossible 7 is expected to follow the events of Fallout, although plot details are scarce. What we do know is that Cruise returns as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, alongside Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby, who played a shadowy arms dealer in Fallout, but didn’t factor into much more beyond a couple scenes.
It’s also been reported that Eugene Kittredge, the former director of the IMF who last appeared in the original Mission: Impossible, will make some sort of appearance.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.