According to Christopher McQuarrie, we might have been wrong to believe that Tom Cruise was going to say goodbye to the franchise after Mission: Impossible 8 – Dead Reckoning Part Two.
After the immense success of Top Gun: Maverick, which has so far raised over $1.3 billion in the world and which has attracted more than 5.7 million spectators in France (for the moment), Tom Cruise (the most fascinating of Hollywood egomaniacs) will return with Mission: Impossible 7 – Dead Reckoning Part One and Mission: Impossible 8, two parts that were to conclude the franchise started in 1996.
Far from the James Bond saga and its twenty-five films, the Mission Impossible saga is all about even imposed as one of the most important franchises of the 2000s and 2010s. With increasingly substantial budgets(from 80 million dollars for the first film to 178 million for the sixth) and impressive results (790 million collected for the latest), the saga has managed to maintain the interest of spectators and above all, unlike < strong>James Bond, kept its main character Ethan Hunt, camped by a tireless Tom Cruise who very clearly participated, even outright provoked, the success of the franchise.
While in February 2022, an article published by Variety reported that Mission Impossible 7 and 8were to sign the end of Tom Cruise in the saga, finally, it seems that the actor still has some stunts to perform. When asked about Ethan Hunt's future on the Light the Fuse podcast, Christopher McQuarrie, the director of the next two films (and parts 5 and 6) had a little rant about the speculation from reporters :
“I'll be honest with you, I've worked with Tom Cruise for 15 years and I can't tell you how many times I've witnessed an event that the very next day was totally misrepresented by the press. specialized.[…] When you read: “Anonymous source said” or “source close to production said”, it means that someone dropped this information for a specific reason, that this person wanted you to think that for a specific reason, but you can't know which one. You have to learn to ignore all that and laugh about it, or wait 17 minutes for another news to sweep away the previous one. It works like that now. »
Without really confirming that Cruise will sign for one or more films after Mission: Impossible 8 – Dead Reckoning Part Two, Christopher McQuarrie is not closing any doors on his character Ethan Hunt. Although ending on a two-part film is quite common for sagas, Mission Impossible might not follow in the footsteps of Twilight, Hunger Games, Harry Potter or even Fast X< /strong> and Fast & Furious 11, the last two installments of the saga led by Vin Diesel (well normally).
If the future of the franchise is still uncertain, one thing is certain,Christopher McQuarrie and Cruise are not done working together since the screenwriter of Walkyrie, Edge of Tomorrow,The Mummy and Top Gun: Maverick just revealed on this podcast to be currently on a new project in which Tom Cruise will be in the foreground. While waiting to discover Mission Impossible 7, scheduled for July 2023, you can go see Top Gun 2, still in theaters after eleven weeks of release. exploitation.