Production resumes in Mission: Impossible 7 set photos
Last month, Paramount Pictures had announced that they’re halting the three-week production for Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 7 in Venice, Italy, where the country is currently in lockdown as the number of COVID-19 cases have significantly increased.
After three weeks of the film’s production hiatus, it looks like filming has been relocated to the UK with the first behind-the-scenes photos and video from the set of Paramount’s highly-anticipated action sequel have arrived online (via Daily Mail), confirming that production has officially resumed. The set photos feature our first look at Tom Cruise’s return as he does car and motorcycle stunts for the sequel. Also featuring MCU alum and Mission: Impossible newcomer Hayley Atwell, you can check out the photos below!
Joining Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell are returning Mission: Impossible alums Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Simon Pegg (Ready Player One), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Vanessa Kirby (Hobbs & Shaw) and Henry Czerny (Ready or Not) along with newcomers Shea Whigham (Joker), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Infinity War) and Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Following the large critical and commercial success of the past two installments, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie signed a new deal with Paramount to return to write and direct the next two installments, turning down other studio offers to continue his long-running partnership with franchise star Tom Cruise. Skydance Media, who joined the franchise with the fourth installment, Ghost Protocol, will be returning to produce the next two entries.
The Mission: Impossible franchise spans almost 25 years and six films, starting off with modest critical and major box office success in the first two films before launching its lead protagonist into grittier and more explosive stories, each film getting progressively better reviews than its predecessor, with the most recent installment, Fallout, earning the highest reviews for both the franchise and the action genre, currently maintaining a 97% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes while also acquiring the highest box office gross of the franchise at over $790 million worldwide.
Mission: Impossible 7 is set to premiere on July 23, 2021, followed by Mission: Impossible 8 August 5, 2022.
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