The seventh film will hit theaters on July 23, 2021 while the eighth film will be out a little over a year later on Aug. 5, 2022. As was previously reported, Christopher McQuarrie will direct both of the films. Tom Cruise will also be back in the role of Ethan Hunt.
Summer 2021 and Summer 2022 pic.twitter.com/V6SNvZx2La— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) January 15, 2019
“We couldn’t be more excited to build on the massive success of Mission:Impossible—Fallout by reteaming with Chris and Tom on these next two films, following two successful collaborations," Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Jim Gianopulos said, per Deadline. "We’ve also enjoyed a great partnership with Skydance and David Ellison on these three most recent films and look forward to continued success together on this great franchise."
The last film in the series, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, was released in July of 2018. The movie, which has a 97% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, earned an impressive $791.1 million at the box office. The first Mission: Impossible was released all the way back in 1996 and was directed by Brian De Palma.