Christopher McQuarrie Accepts Back-to-Back 'Mission: Impossible' Sequels

Christopher McQuarrie Accepts Back-to-Back 'Mission: Impossible' Sequels

Christopher McQuarrie is accepting a mission that many thought to be virtually impossible: He'll be directing two more Mission: Impossible movies for Paramount, Variety confirmed.

Fallout grossed more than $790 million worldwide a year ago, making it the highest grossing film in the series to date, and with McQuarrie has been eyeing different projects since the film's release, Paramount reportedly knew they needed to move fast to bring McQuarrie back.

McQuarrie meanwhile was responsible for the two most recent installments - Fallout and Rogue Nation - which were also the most commercially and critically successful of the set so far.

For more on Mission: Impossible, check out the links below. At the time of reporting, the films will see a summer 2021 and summer 2022 release date. He also wrote the script for Cruise's Top Gun sequel which will release next year.

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Today, we got an answer.and then some. He also wrote Cruise's 2008 World War II thriller Valkyrie. Fallout and Rogue Nation have delivered some of the highest critical scores since Mission: Impossible's 1996 beginning - 97 and 93 percent, respectively, on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes - and a combined $1.47 billion (about Rs. 10,442 crores) at the global box office.

Den of Geek reports that the "Mission: Impossible" movie franchise was previously notorious for changing directors and other details for every installment, but now appears to be sticking to the winning combination.

No word yet on if these two are meant to be the "series finale" for the long running franchise, but if they are, they will have created a franchise that lasted eight films and over twenty-five years, which is a remarkable achievement.

All that considered, it's a no-brainer that Paramount would hire McQuarrie to helm Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8, or that the studio and star Cruise would settle on him as "the primary director" of the franchise.

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