Christopher McQuarrie Signs on for Back-to-Back ‘Mission: Impossible’ Sequels
He has chosen to accept it.
Christopher McQuarrie, the super genius writer-director of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (and an uncredited screenwriter on “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) announced today that he would be returning to the world of espionage and utterly convincing rubber masks with not one but two more movies. “Missions: accepted,” he wrote on Twitter earlier today.
Variety has additional details: apparently McQuarrie, while flirting with other projects (including the Michael B. Jordan-led Tom Clancy adaptation “Without Remorse”), he is fully on board two more entries in the popular franchise. While he and “Mission: Impossible” star Tom Cruise continue to work on “Top Gun: Maverick” (set for release summer 2020), there have been tentative dates set for these “Mission: Impossible” sequels -- Summer 2021 and Summer 2022, respectively.
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” the sixth film in the franchise, opened this summer to unanimous critical acclaim and the highest box office returns of any entry in the franchise. So it makes sense that he would want to return; he and Cruise have made 10 movies together in the past 9 years, so clearly they have a great working relationship.
Update: Tom Cruise has confirmed the 2021 and 2022 release dates on his Twitter account.