During CinemaCon, Tom Cruise reveals the official title for the next Mission: Impossible 7, and it’s a mouthful. The Mission: Impossible film series has been continuing strong for 25 years, with the first film being released in 1996. The most current film in the franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, starring Cruise as superspy Ethan Hunt, was released in 2018 to critical and popular acclaim.
Shortly after the release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it was reported that director Christopher McQuarrie would reunite with Cruise for two further chapters, which would be filmed simultaneously. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant delays to both films, with the second instalment currently due to debut in July of 2023. While storyline specifics for the films have yet to be revealed, they are likely to serve as a send-off for Hunt, with Cruise hinting that his Mission: Impossible 7 exploits would be the most perilous ever, including a scene in which he rides a motorbike over a cliff.
With the excitement for the impending Mission: Impossible film growing, fans now have an official title for the film, albeit a lengthy one. The upcoming film will be titled Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, according to a recent report from Variety. The title was released by Paramount Pictures on Thursday at CinemaCon, which is presently taking place in Las Vegas. With “Part One” in the seventh film’s title, the eighth film’s title will most likely be Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Tom Cruise.
Although narrative specifics for the film are still limited, the new title does hint at some intriguing possibilities. The new titles suggest that Hunt will face consequences for his actions throughout the previous Mission: Impossible films. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Part Two are expected to be Cruise’s final M:I films, and the new titles suggest that Hunt will face consequences for his actions throughout the previous Mission: Impossible films. With original series actor Henry Czerny set to reprise his role as Agent Eugene Kittridge, it seems that aspects from Hunt’s past will return to haunt him in the forthcoming flicks.
While a title announcement may not be as thrilling as, say, a Mission: Impossible 7 video, fans will undoubtedly be pleased with the news. Given that Mission: Impossible – Fallout was a franchise high point, many fans were understandably disappointed when the next film was recently postponed until 2023. It’s unclear what will happen to Ethan Hunt’s IMF team in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, but fans can be certain that the film will not just be titled Mission: Impossible 7.