Paramount Pictures has postponed the release of the next two installments in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
“Mission: Impossible 7”, which was previously slated to premiere on Sept. 30 will now debut on July 14, 2023, while “Mission: Impossible 8,” set to open on July 7, 2023, will be moved to June 28, 2024.
The seventh installment, co-produced by Skydance, was initially set to open on July 23, 2021. It has been postponed multiple times as the public health situation has changed due to coronavirus.
“Mission: Impossible” movies tend to have complex filming as it includes many stunts and effects, with the filmmaking team trying to do as little green screen work as possible.
The movies are also filmed at foreign countries, the latest movies shot in Italy, the U.K., and Poland.
The next two installments in the franchise see the return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, the IMF agent with nine lives.
It will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, and Angela Bassett.
The seventh installment is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Fallout”. He is also set to helm the eighth movie.
Cruise will next appear in the highly-anticipated movie “Top Gun: Maverick”, which opens in theaters on May 27.
It was originally scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on July 12, 2019, before it was pushed into 2020 and beyond.