Wednesday, April 17, 2024

No “Mission Impossible” in 2024, and Forget “Dead Reckoning”: Part 8 Will Get a New Name to Separate It from Box Office Disappointment


During the day Monday, we got some news from Paramount.

“Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 2” is no more. Since Part 1 was a box office disappointment, several things will happen.

The 8th chapter of the franchise will move to May 2025 from next June.

The movie will get a new title to separate it from “Dead Reckoning.” It’s unclear if the ‘Part 1″ will be removed somehow from all prints since there will not be a part 2.

The movie will be reworked, but still pick up from the end of Part 1.

Frankly, it was just too much Tom Cruise after the massive hit of “Top Gun Maverick.” We had Cruise over saturation. Also, “Dead Reckoning” sort of fell apart as it crawled to its conclusion. There was a whole “AI” part no one understood.

Well, by 2025 Cruise will be in demand again, no doubt, and life will proceed.

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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