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Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from ‘Mission Impossible 6’. Image: Supplied

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ – Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson back for more

Making the impossible possible: There will also be an eighth ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie…Here’s what you need to know.

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Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from ‘Mission Impossible 6’. Image: Supplied

Cruise will once again reprise his role as Ethan Hunt, having portrayed the character in all the Mission: Impossible films.

The phenomenal commercial success of Mission: Impossible — Fallout left little doubt that the franchise would sprint back onto the big screen with Mission: Impossible 7.


Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release on 23 July 2021.There will also be an eighth Mission: Impossible movie and it’s set to be released on 5 August 2022.

The studio will reportedly be making these newest sequels back-to-back, working on two Mission: Impossible films simultaneously. There is great certainty that Mission: Impossible 7 will share the same PG-13 rating as the other six Mission: Impossible movies.

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Tom Cruise filming a ‘Mission: Impossible’ film in 2018. Image: Supplied

Christopher McQuarrie, who has been the director ever since Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the fifth film, will again be on board for what might be the last two instalments in the action-packed franchise.

Cruise is perfectly content with McQuarrie handling the reins as he and McQuarrie have established a longstanding working relationship. They worked together on 2012’s Jack Reacher and have a good collaboration going.

Rogue Nation and Fallout are two of the best Mission: Impossible movies to date.


McQuarrie is busy with pre-production work at the moment. This includes writing and storyboarding the forthcoming sequels, which will require lots of work and planning before cameras can begin to roll.


Cruise is on board to produce and star in the two new Mission: Impossible movies, reprising his role as Hunt. It is also confirmed that Rebecca Ferguson, who has been in the series since Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation is set to be back in the sequels.

Hayley Atwell is joining the ensemble for both the seventh and eighth film. She will likely play a key part although her role has not been confirmed.

There is also a good chance that familiar favourites like Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames could be asked to return to the series.


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Rebecca Ferguson with Tom Cruise in a scene from one of the earlier films. Image: Supplied

Ferguson’s character, Ilsa Faust, made a highly memorable introduction in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. She proved to be a thrilling friend and adversary in equal measure for Hunt in her first movie.

It will be interesting to see where the character lands in the upcoming movies and whether Hunt can fully trust her during his latest adventures. The character continues to grow and the next two sequels should hopefully provide Ferguson with a great showcase.

Ferguson became a star on the rise thanks to her appearance in the fifth Mission: Impossible movie and will hopefully get even more chances to shine in the sequels.