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Tom Cruise filming 'Mission: Impossible 7'
Tom Cruise filming 'Mission: Impossible 7'

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will not be shot back-to-back

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2021 10:14 IST

Washington [US], February 16 (ANI): The ambitious plan to shoot 'Mission: Impossible 7 and 8' consecutively is being changed. As the current production of 'MI:7' nears completion, the movie's team will not be rolling right into shooting 'MI: 8' as originally planned.
According to Deadline, the plan to shoot the franchise's eighth edition back-to-back has been altered by Paramount.
The reason for this is because the franchise's lead actor Tom Cruise is needed on promotional duties for Paramount Pictures' 'Top Gun: Maverick', which is planned to release on July 2.

Once that film has been rolled out, production on 'MI: 8' can begin.
Director Christopher McQuarrie recently posted on Instagram that the team has now wrapped a successful shoot in the Middle East for 'MI: 7' and are travelling back to London to apply a few "finishing touches" to the picture.
As per Deadline, 'Mission: Impossible 7' is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021, and it seems to be on track. This in itself is a notable achievement considering the challenges with any film production, due to the pandemic, let alone one of this scale.
'Mission: Impossible 8' remains dated for Nov 4, 2022 release. (ANI)