Mission Impossible: filming postponed for Tom Cruise and episode 8?

As the filming of the 7 nears its end, Christopher McQuarrie should not be able to continue with the shots of “Mission Impossible 8”, contrary to what was planned.

Mission impossible: filming postponed for tom cruise and episode 8?
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New obstacle in sight for agent Ethan Hunt? According to Deadline, Christopher McQuarrie and his team will indeed have to review their plans and give up the idea of ​​filming episodes 7 and 8 of Mission Impossible as a result. Because of the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has severely impacted the filming and releases of blockbusters for nearly a year, but also the promotion of Top Gun Maverick, expected in July in world theaters and which will greatly occupy Tom Cruise.

The site specifies that, for the moment, this postponement of the shots does not call into question the release of Mission Impossible 8, still scheduled for November 2022. Or one year after that of the 7, whose shooting is nearing its end if the ‘we can believe this photo posted by Christopher McQuarrie on Instagram: the director and co-writer indeed announces that his team is preparing to leave Abu Dhabi to go and polish everything in London. Without revealing what this new adventure will be about.

Still carried by Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Rebecca Ferguson, joined by a few ghosts (Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby or even Henry Czerny, the Kittridge of the first opus), the saga will welcome a handful of new ones for the occasion: ex-Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff in the role of femme fatale or Shea Whigham (Joker), who should be the villain of the story instead of Nicholas Hoult, hired initially before having to withdraw. Beautiful people for a feature film expected in France on November 17, and which should still offer us its share of crazy stunts.

Before that, Tom Cruise will (really) fly fighter jets in “Top Gun Maverick” on July 14:

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