Last year’s Mission: Impossible– Fallout was the biggest box office hit in the long-running franchise, grossing over $791 million worldwide. With a haul like that, a seventh film was inevitable.

The more surprising news comes to us from Variety, where we learned that the next two films in the franchise will shoot back-to-back. What’s more is that Chris McQuarrie will again return to write and direct both upcoming projects. This is good news for anyone who enjoyed the last two Mission: Impossible films, Rogue Nation and Fallout, as it was McQuarrie who wrote and directed them.

Tom Cruise, as expected, will also return as IMF agent Ethan Hunt and verified the news on his Twitter:

Chris McQuarrie also confirmed his return via Twitter:

Though a production start date has not yet been announced, sources say that Paramount intends to begin filming in 2019 and release the pictures in 2021 and 2022 to capitalize on the newfound popularity of the Mission: Impossible brand.

So what do you make of this news? Does it excite you that Chris McQuarrie is returning for the next two Mission: Impossible movies? Or would you rather see fresh talent step in? Let me know what you think in the comments below!


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