Tom Cruise will be back with his action-filled spy film franchise Mission: Impossible with two new additions. The movies were supposed to be shot back to back but the Covid protocols delayed the production and they had to limit the shoot to one movie at a time. This comes as a delight considering the fans have always welcomed these movies with open arms. Tom Cruise continues to age as the movies continue to raise the stake with actions and high octane stunts. The anticipation with this sequel is also high considering the previous movie was a massive success and took the franchise to a whole new level of execution. Let’s take a look at everything we know about Mission Impossible 7, the latest addition in the Mission: Impossible series.
Mission: Impossible Movies
Similar to the previous movies, the film will star Cruise as the IMF superspy Ethan Hunt. One of the most important parts of these movies is the way the stunts and action scenes are executed. Each one of these movies pays close attention to how action in cinema is evolving and takes that into consideration in its execution. While the action is brilliant, extra attention is played towards the character of Ethan too. As each movie navigates around him we also get to see his character grow with the movies.
The movies reached a new level with the Ghost Protocol, the fourth entry in the franchise which took a new level of authenticity to the plots. Ever since then the rest of the movies have been directed by Christopher McQuarrie who has attained a lot of acclaim for his work in these movies. He directed the previous two movies and will also be directing the upcoming two features. His involvement with the project has taken the idea for the movies to a completely new avenue. These movies have become household names due to the massive success they face every time they come out.
Problems With The Production
The production for the upcoming movie has had a hard time with the Covid 19 around. The movie has had a globe-trotting adventure in and of itself with shooting taking place in Rome, Norway, and the UK. Stories from the set came to light as Tom Cruise was heard lashing out as a production assistant wasn’t wearing his mask in the set. Other stories also made the rounds as producers came under fire over an alleged plant to blow up a historic bridge in Poland for the movie. This had resulted in a lawsuit against Cruise and McQuarrie. The movie has faced its fair share of controversies over time.
The new movies will have a mix of both new and old characters appearing in roles. The people returning from previous entries include Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, and Frederick Schmidt. Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby could also return. Another interesting addition is that of Henry Czerny who previously had appeared as the head of IMF in the first movie. Whether he will be reprising his original role is still not known yet. New additions to the cast include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, and Mark Gatiss with yet unknown roles.
Not much is known regarding the plot of the movie considering hardly anything regarding it has been released. The story will continue from the end of the previous entry in the series. There we got to see them defeating an important villain who made an essential entry to the villains of the franchise. There’s a chance this movie will mark a turning point for the franchise. Another detail is regarding the update that Esai Morales will be starring as a yet unknown villain, with probably a new story arc.
The film has faced various delays over the last few months. The original release date was July 23 this year which was then shifted to November 19. The present tentative release date for the movie is September 30, 2022. It will be followed by MI 8 in 2023.