After more than two decades and eight films (two of which are yet to be released), Tom Cruise can finally be done with the mega-successful Mission Impossible franchise. Recent reports claim Tom is stepping away from the series and the next two films – Dead Reckoning 1 & 2 – are made to say goodbye to Tom’s iconic character Ethan Hunt. However, the director of the films, Christopher McQuarrie, has advised fans to take these reports with a grain of salt. Also read: Mission Impossible 7 trailer: Tom Cruise returns with life-threatening action sequences
The first Mission Impossible movie was released in 1996 and was a huge success making Tom an action star. The six films released to date have collectively earned $3.5 billion at the worldwide box office. A two-story arch is currently in production with Dead Reckoning Part One in 2023 and Dead Reckoning Part Two in 2024.
According to a Variety report, the films are meant to be a farewell to Tom’s character and a “culmination” for the series. However, when asked to comment on it, director Christopher told Light the Fuse podcast: “Let me tell you, I’ve been working with Tom Cruise for 15 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been next to the guy. witnessed an event and read about it the next day in the specialist trade and nothing they describe is really true.”
Christopher added that these rumors are being spread by those with an “agenda.” “When you read articles in the trade, just put the imaginary word in front of the headline: ‘The agenda is…’ If you say ‘anonymous sources’ or ‘sources close to production’, that’s someone who puts it there for a specific reason,” he says.
Dead Reckoning Part One is slated to release in theaters on July 14, 2023. In addition to Tom, there are also Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney in the main role. , Henry Czerny and Cary Elwes.