Christopher McQuarrie Returning to Direct Next Two Mission: Impossible Films

Christopher McQuarrie Returning to Direct Next Two Mission: Impossible Films

Are you ready for two more Mission: Impossible films? These next two Mission: Impossible films are set to release a year apart, with the first one coming out in 2021, and the second in 2022.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed 2018's Mission Impossible: Fallout and 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, will be back in the director's chair for these films.

Cruise is now shooting Top Gun: Maverick- a sequel to 1986's Top Gun in which he reprises his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.

The first few sequels in the big screen Mission: Impossible series had distinctively different directors and styles.

Sources close to the outlet also indicated that Cruise sealed a deal with Paramount to reprise his role. This shows the studio's faith and commitment to bring together the new dream team of Cruise and McQuarrie.

Cruise sent his tweet on 15 January with the tantalising words "Summer 2021 and Summer 2022". The caption accompanies a short video of the letters "M:I" surrounded on both sides of burning fuses, a trademark of the original series and modern day movies.

For his part, McQuarrie also shared the news on social media, writing on Twitter, "Missions: Accepted #MissionImpossible". McQuarrie is also a co-writer for the much-anticipated Cruise movie "Top Gun: Maverick". Fallout and Rogue Nation have delivered some of the highest critical scores since Mission: Impossible's 1996 beginning - 97 and 93 percent, respectively, on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes - and a combined $1.47 billion (about Rs. 10,442 crores) at the global box office. So really, he's had a huge hand in ensuring the continued success of the Mission: Impossible franchise that was infamously never able to hold down a director for more than a single movie.

McQuarrie and Cruise are both repped by CAA.

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