Ethan Hunt and the rest of the IMF squad are going to have to wait even longer to set out on their next adventure.

According to THR, Paramount and Skydance have delayed the releases for both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8. M:I 7, previously set to hit theaters on Sept. 30, 2022, will now bow on July 14, 2023 while M:I 8, which was going to release July 7, 2023, will now drop on June 28, 2024.

This marks the latest of several COVID-related delays for the much-anticipated Tom Cruise sequels. In April 2020, still the early months of the pandemic, Paramount pushed the project from July 2020 to December 2020. That date did not hold, as M:I 7 moved again to Nov. 19, 2021, and then to May 27, 2022.

“After thoughtful consideration, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have decided to postpone the release dates for Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 in response to delays due to the ongoing pandemic. The new release dates will be July 14, 2023, and June 28, 2024, respectively. We look forward to providing moviegoers with an unparalleled theatrical experience,” Paramount and Skydance said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Cruise, Paramount and Skydance still have Top Gun: Maverick on the calendar for May 27, 2022. That film is not expected to move.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct the seventh and eighth installments of the franchise. The sprawling cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Rob Delaney and Charles Parnell.

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What do you make of this news? Are you bummed to hear that we’ll going to have to wait an extra year to check out the next two Mission: Impossible movies? Or were you never interested in the first place? Sound off in the comments below and let us and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!


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