Sunday, June 16, 2024

Mission Impossible: When to Release Next 2 Movies as They Move Again, to Summer 2023 and 2024


Tom Cruise is on the move again.

Paramount is moving “Mission Impossible 7” to June 2023 and “Mission Impossible 8” to July 2024.

Both movies have been moved more times than chess pieces on “Queen’s Gambit.”

Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” will presumably come on schedule this May.

What’s keeping these “Mission Impossible” movies? By now they’d have had plenty of time to get things right. But Cruise is a perfectionist and Paramount needs these films to be just right. And number 8 depends on number 7, especially, to be off the charts.

All three movies have postponed many times. There’s been talk that “Maverick” was taken over by Cruise and “MI” writer-director Christopher McQuarrie when they didn’t like what they saw. But the May date has held so far. And Lady Gaga is waiting for us to hear her song already.

So no Ethan Hunt for Christmas 2022.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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