“Mission: Impossible 7 & 8” Not Filming Back-to-Back

Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, and Simon Pegg in "Mission: Impossible — Fallout"

As Mission: Impossible 7 wraps up production, Mission: Impossible 8 will no longer be shooting back-to-back.

According to sources, this change is due to the shifting release calendar. The film’s star Tom Cruise needs to promote Top Gun: Maverick, which is set to be released on July 2. After the film is released, the plan is for production on Mission: Impossible 8 to begin.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set for a November 19, 2021 release, and looks to be on track, despite pandemic-related issues that have caused many films to postpone their releases. The film just wrapped up shooting in the Middle East and is traveling back to London for “finishing touches”, according to director Christopher McQuarrie’s post on Instagram.

As of now, Mission: Impossible 8 is set for a November 4, 2022 debut.

Mission: Impossible films first debuted in 1996 and since then, the franchise has gotten even stronger. 2018’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout, the franchises’ most recent release, earned $791 million worldwide at the box office.