‘Mission Impossible 7’ heads for release in Fall 2022.

The mission has been completed. The seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, has finally wrapped up production after encountering a series of delays and setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year and half. Now, it is moving to post-production. The film was supposed to be released in May 2022, but it has now been postponed to September 30th, 2022.

From a movie scene, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise himself) climbs a cliff. Photo credit: Paramount Pictures.

Originally, M:I7 was supposed to shoot back-to-back with M:I8, whose release date should be July 7th, 2023. However, now the plan has been changed, since Tom Cruise will be busy with the promotional tour for Top Gun: Maverick, which will hit theaters on May 27th, 2022.

The film stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt once again. Henry Czerny will return to the franchise as Eugene Kittridge, after twenty-five years from his original appearance in 1996 M:I. Hayley Atwell joined the cast as a new character. Director McQuerrie describes the new addition as “a destructive force of nature.”