The seventh installment of the popular action franchise Mission: Impossible starring Tom Cruise wrapped filming last September, after several pushbacks due to the pandemic of COVID-19. Fan-favorite actors Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby, joined by Hayley Atwell and Cary Elwes, newcomers in the franchise, were filming under tight anti-covid measures to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.
Recently, Cary Elwes, a newcomer in the franchise revealed what struggles the production has faced, one of them was that director Christopher McQuarrie had to overlook the production from home.
“I don’t think I am saying anything new when I say that the production had some difficulties and they had to shut down. So Chris McQuarrie had to direct from his computer at home because he had been contact-traced. And that is a testament to how brilliant he is, that he was able to do it. He said, ‘Look, I never want to do it again’ – but he managed it. We got it done. And it is going to be the biggest Mission of them all, there is no question about it. No question.”Cary Elwes for The Hollywood Reporter
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Mission Impossible 7 will see the return of Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt reprising their respective roles from previous Mission: Impossible movies. Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Cary Elwes will join the franchise in the seventh installment.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible 7 is set to hit theaters on September 30, 2022. The sequel, Mission: Impossible 8 is set to be released on July 7, 2023.