After years of work, the Tom Cruise-directed “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” is finally hitting theaters shortly.
The seventh overall film in the franchise, it precedes the second part of the story “Dead Reckoning” which is still in production ahead of a June 2024 release.
For a time, it was believed that the film, the eighth, would serve as Tom Cruise’s last outing as Ethan Hunt and the end of the franchise.
Yet, according to a new interview with fandango with the director of both films, Christopher McQuarrie, that may not be the case. Speaking to the filmmaker in Rome, the outlet tweeted:
“#MissionImpossible director Christopher McQuarrie tells Fandango that #DeadReckoning Parts 1 & 2 aren’t the end of the series, and they already have ideas for what’s next.”
Looks like Cruise isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. Next month’s film has been confirmed to be the franchise’s longest film to date, running 156 minutes without credits.
The new film begins with Ethan Hunt and his team searching for a biological weapon that threatens the very existence of mankind. Meanwhile, enemies from Ethan’s past catch up with him, putting the mission in danger and the lives of his team at stake.
Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby and Henry Czerny all return while Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Esai Morales also join the cast.
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” hits theaters on July 12.