Mission: Impossible – Fallout writer and director Christopher McQuarrie has signed with Paramount Pictures to return for the next two Mission: Impossible films that will be shot back-to-back, according to Variety.
The two Mission: Impossible films are expected to start filming in 2019 and would be released in the summer of 2021 and summer of 2022. The trade says that McQuarrie will start writing the script while Tom Cruise continues to shoot Top Gun: Maverick.
Christopher McQuarrie posted a short but sweet message to his fans on Twitter today:
— Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019
McQuarrie has written and directed the last two films, which were both big hits. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was released in 2015 and earned $682.7 million worldwide, while Mission: Impossible – Fallout grossed $791.1 million globally last year and is the biggest film in the franchise.
In Fallout, on a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his friends over the mission, allowing it to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly skilled operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson) are forced to work with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Henry Cavill) as they race against time to stop the nuclear threat.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout also stars Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin.