Paramount Delays ‘Mission Impossible 7’ Four Months

Yet another studio is being forced to modify their release schedule for 2021 and even 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The yet-untitled Mission Impossible 7 will now be released November 19, 2021, one week before Thanksgiving, after Paramount pushed it back from a July 23, 2021, original release date. Also, the studio pushed back its sequel, Mission Impossible 8, from August 5, 2022, to November 7, 2022.


As a consequence of MI:7 leaving a blank space in Paramount’s release schedule, the studio is placing there the Chris McKay and Chris Pratt science-fiction feature, The Tomorrow War, originally set for a December 24, 2020, release. Another consequence of the MI:7 delay is that Dungeons & Dragons (apparently they are still thinking about that) will leave the November 19, 2021 date, and will now open May 27, 2022.


Finally, the studio has taken the horror-thriller Spell off of its calendar and has set an August 20, 2021 date for Paw Patrol.


Mission Impossible 7 has not started shooting yet, as its production was halted due to the coronavirus’ impact on Italy back in February, but Tom Cruise is apparently hoping that they will begin principal photography in June.


Both upcoming Mission Impossible projects will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed the previous two installments, and were supposed to be shooting back-to-back. It is unclear if they are still planning to do this. Mission Impossible 7 will star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, with Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Simon Pegg reportedly reprising their roles, and with new additions Pom Klementieff, Hayley Atwell and Nicholas Hoult.