It’s safe to say that Christopher McQuarrie really solidified the Mission: Impossible franchise as one of the best action franchises today. Brad Bird may have sorta relaunched the franchise with Ghost Protocol but McQuarrie did something great with directing Rogue Nation and then returning to direct last year’s Fallout which is arguably the series’ best installment and possibly one of the best action films ever. The Tom Cruise led franchise offered us plenty of action set pieces that would make you go “How the hell did they do that?” and with the success of Fallout, there’s more on the way. Not only that, we have McQuarrie back and not just for the seventh installment.
Variety reports that McQuarrie will be back to direct Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 with of course, Cruise back to lead. Since the actor is busy filming Top Gun: Maverick, the plan is to write the scripts for both films which McQuarrie will do so as well and start filming later this year. Not only that, they plan on filming them back-to-back. With these plans in play, the seventh and eights installments are expected to hit theaters in 2021 and 2022 respectively. McQuarrie took to Twitter to confirm this:
— Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019
Cruise also shared in the excitement, sharing:
Summer 2021 and Summer 2022 pic.twitter.com/V6SNvZx2La
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) January 15, 2019
2020 hasn’t arrived yet and 2021 and 2022 are started to look like great years with these films. There’s no way that McQuarrie would f–k this up as long as he delivers that balls out action we’ve come to know from recent Mission: Impossible films. We know that both McQuarrie and Cruise would probably have some bats–t crazy ideas in mind and to be honest, I’m convinced the eight film would go to space.