The Next 'Mission: Impossible' Movie Has Been Delayed to 2025 Amid Hollywood's Actors' Strike
You'll now be waiting an extra year to see Tom Cruise's latest batch of death-defying stunts.
October 24, 2023
One of 2023's big blockbusters ended by leaving viewers wanting more, and by design: when Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One wrapped up its 163 minutes of espionage antics, everyone already knew that Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part Two was on its way. Originally, the latter was meant to arrive in June 2024, less than a year after the first film. But audiences will now need to wait until 2025 — including to see Tom Cruise's (Top Gun: Maverick) latest batch of death-defying stunts.
Instead of hitting cinemas on June 28, 2024 in the US, the eighth flick in the spy franchise now has a May 23, 2025 release date. Down Under, that likely means a move from June 27, 2024 to May 22, 2025, given that movies release here on Thursdays rather than on Fridays in America.
Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that the film's name may change as well. So, chaotically, it mightn't be called Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part Two, although it will still follow on from Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning — Part One.
The change of dates comes amid Hollywood's ongoing actors' strike, adding a new big-name flick to the list of films moving back their releases. Another second part that's done the same: Dune: Part Two.
Hollywood's on-screen talents are on strike to fight against diminishing residual payments for performers, and to establish firm rules about the future use of artificial intelligence in the industry, among other improvements to working conditions. When they took action in mid-July, SAG-AFTRA's members joined their counterparts in the Writers Guild of America, who were striking since May but have since resumed work.
On Paramount's slate, the next Mission: Impossible isn't the only film that's shifting dates. A Quiet Place: Day One will also now release in June 2024, not March — and the next SpongeBob SquarePants movie will move from May 2025 to December 2025.
As for what's in store Mission: Impossible-wise, you can bet that world-hopping intrigue, explosions, chases, fights and Cruise wearing masks all pops up when Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Missions Force team return. So will a cast that also includes Simon Pegg (The Boys), Ving Rhames (Legacy) and Hayley Atwell (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness).
There's no trailer yet for the next Mission: Impossible, but you can check out the full sneak peek at Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning — Part One below instead:
The next Mission: Impossible movie will release in cinemas Down Under on May 22, 2025. Read our review of Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One.
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