As we now know, Christopher McQuarrie will undertake two new back-to-back Mission: Impossible movies. The writer-director, who with Rogue Nation and Fallout has taken the action film franchise to new heights of acclaim and box office, is nearing a deal to return as writer and director for Mission: Impossible’s next two outings. The new projects would be the seventh and eighth installments and McQuarrie’s third and fourth times at bat.
However, in a piece from The Hollywood Reporter about McQuarrie potentially signing on to direct two more Mission: Impossible sequels, the outlet claimed, “In the aftermath of Fallout, McQuarrie found himself courted by many studio suitors who were opening up their pantries for him. Warner Bros. even tried to seduce him with DC projects, but he decided to take a breather and stay true to his friend and partner, Cruise.”
It would only make sense that Christopher McQuarrie would become a top choice for studios for action properties, thanks to the success of both Fallout and his previous partnership with Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. With Henry Cavill having starred in Fallout, the director had previously revealed potentially being interested in re-teaming with the actor for a Superman film.
Given how crowded McQuarrie’s slate is looking in the upcoming years and with Cavill’s tenure as the Man of Steel unclear, we won’t be holding our breath to see the duo collaborate on a DC Comics project.