Tom Cruise’s next Mission: Impossible movie will not be making its originally anticipated 2024 box office debut. Rather, the eighth installment in the spy franchise has been delayed to 2025, with a new title expected to be released at a later date.
Why did M:I 8 Get Delayed?
The primary reason for this decision seems to be linked to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. The film’s release date has basically been pushed back from June 28, 2024 to May 23, 2025 by Paramount and Skydance. The film’s production was initially halted to allow actor Tom Cruise and the ensemble to promote Dead Reckoning, Part 1 but then, in mid-July the SAG-AFTRA strike began and the actors was unable to return to work on the picture which is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie. If the strike is not resolved within the next few weeks, further tentpoles are expected to flee to next year.
What do we know about ‘Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part Two’?
Cruise plays IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the film, and Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Vanessa Kirby are also among the actors that are slated to return for the newest installment. The Mission series began with the debut film in 1996, which was based on the 1960s TV show. It is recognized for filming in various locations across the world and for at least one unique Cruise stunt that frequently serves as the focal point of its marketing campaign. The eighth Mission is being filmed with Imax cameras and is scheduled to be shown for three weeks in Imax theaters. This comes after M:I 7 swiftly lost its Imax screens due to Oppenheimer.