More so than any of the other pandemic-delayed films in the world, Mission: Impossible 7 feels like it’s been filming for YEARS. Remember when Tom Cruise flipped out on the crew for breaking COVID protocols earlier this year? Yeah, well, actually, that was *late last year* and it happened on the set of Mission: Impossible 7. We’re now more than eight months removed from that incident and the film is STILL in production — COVID or not, that’s quite a long time.
To be fair to Mission: Impossible 7, though, when you’re doing stunts like THIS, the overblown production timeline is understandable, as a recently leaked set video reveals the film will have a scene where an actual train gets launched off of a cliff.
Tom Cruise & Director Chris McQuarrie really sent a train off a cliff in this new behind the scenes set video for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ 🤯pic.twitter.com/S6xDj2JDGG
— DR Movie News 📽 (@DRMovieNews1) August 22, 2021
— BBC East Midlands (@bbcemt) August 23, 2021
Now, while Mission: Impossible 8 was set to begin filming right after the conclusion of M:I7, that’s no longer the case: not only is Tom Cruise going to be busy with Top Gun: Maverick promotional duties in the coming months, but it was previously reported that his famed space movie — like, he’s literally filming it in space with Elon Musk’s SpaceX — will begin shooting this Fall, too.
At this time, Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on May 27, 2022. In addition to the returning familiar faces of Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Ferguson, Mission: Impossible 7 will also star Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Pom Klementieff, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, and Rob Delaney.