It looks just like one Mission Impossible that of the release of chapter 7 of the adventures of Ethan Hunt, with yet another date change for the film’s release to theaters, which is now scheduled for September 2022.
Between lockdowns, on-set outbreaks and legal problems, the production of Mission: Impossible 7 has turned into a real epic. The film, initially scheduled for release in theaters in July 2021, has undergone several date changes, to now arrive at a release scheduled for September next year.
Mission: Impossible 7 has been postponed to September 2022
There are not a few film projects that have undergone various slowdowns and problems in these two years and among these we certainly find Mission: Impossible 7.
With production of the film commencing in early 2020, the action sequel immediately met with a halt due to the worldwide lockdown caused by COVID-19. After restarting production, it was then slowed down by further problems on the set, including a positive crew member on the test and a new pandemic wave that occurred last fall. With filming interrupted several times, the Paramount studio found itself forced to sue the insurance company of Mission: Impossible 7.
The result of all these slowdowns and inconveniences has been the shifting of the release date over and over again. The last official date was May 27, 2022, which now seems to have further changed due to the release of Top Gun: Maverick.
According to Aaron Couch of THR, Mission: Impossible 7 has been postponed to September 30, 2022. This move was made in order not to overlap the release of the two films starring Tom Cruise.
Mission: Impossible 7 now opens on Sept. 30, 2022. (Back from May 27 date now occupied by Maverick.) Https://t.co/abEtutmRPl
– Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) September 1, 2021
Since Paramount moved Top Gun: Maverick in May 2022, it makes sense that they move further Mission: Impossible 7. Both are big projects involving Tom Cruise and the studio would not want to bring them into competition, with the risk of dropping revenues.
This move, in addition to ensuring probable box office success, provides the director Christopher McQuarrie more time to work on the film, which promises to be very ambitious. Whether all of these changes will have any effect on Mission: Impossible 8, slated to hit theaters in July 2023, remains to be seen. Originally chapters seven and eight were supposed to be done together, but the pandemic has turned the tables and split the two projects. As things stand now, the agenda of Tom Cruise it will be full for the next two years, between filming and promotion of the two starring films Ethan Hunt.