“Mission: Impossible 8” may be the end of the series, Tom Cruise “farewell” Ethan Hunt


In late January of this year, Paramount announced that “Mission: Impossible 7” will be rescheduled for the 4th time, postponed to July 14, 2023, and “Mission: Impossible 8” will not be released until June 28, 2024.

Recently, the media “Variety” disclosed: Affected by the epidemic, “Mission Impossible 7” invested as much as 290 million US dollars. The director and Tom Cruise plan to use these two sequels to “farewell” Ethan Hunt and let the series reach its climax (finish).

Media reports pointed out: “Mission Impossible 7”, which started in Venice, Italy in February 2020, suffered a global outbreak of the new crown epidemic shortly after the start of filming. After that, the film experienced seven shutdowns, resulting in a rising production budget.

"Mission: Impossible 8" may be the end of the series, Tom Cruise "farewell" Ethan Hunt

Under the epidemic, there are also problems in the global supply chain, and various costs such as the use of wood for scene construction are also increasing.

The media learned from two sources familiar with the matter that Paramount itself is facing an overspending of about $50 million, and the production company Sky Dance has also reached the financial expenditure limit.

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In fact, due to the epidemic prevention methods of various countries, such as isolation and blockade, the action blockbusters such as “Mission Impossible” have been restricted, and the production cost is much higher than before the epidemic.

In addition, insurance companies have refused to pay for downtime caused by the epidemic blockade, and Paramount is fighting a lawsuit with insurance companies.

"Mission: Impossible 8" may be the end of the series, Tom Cruise "farewell" Ethan Hunt

“Mission: Impossible 7” also has a financial risk in the Chinese mainland market. As the number of imported blockbusters has decreased, whether “Mission: Impossible 7” can be successfully introduced and whether it can get a box office like “Mission: Impossible 6” of 1.2 billion yuan , is currently a question mark.

Tom Cruise wants to finish filming Mission: Impossible 8 before the release of the film, because the seventh film has a gripping ending, and the star wants to make sure the transition between the two films is seamless.

Insiders said that “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Mission: Impossible 8” plan to “farewell” actor Ethan Hunt, so that the entire series will “climax” (end), this plan also doubled the pressure on Tom Cruise and the director.

"Mission: Impossible 8" may be the end of the series, Tom Cruise "farewell" Ethan Hunt

But Tom Cruise is someone who likes to challenge himself, so the action scenes in the two films are more difficult, and the audience is also looking forward to how the series will end in two years.

The “Mission: Impossible” series currently has a total global box office of about 3.5 billion US dollars.

In 2011, “Mission: Impossible 4” Tom Cruise was revived with $695 million, and “Mission: Impossible 6” reached $791 million to become the highest in the series.

"Mission: Impossible 8" may be the end of the series, Tom Cruise "farewell" Ethan Hunt

No film in the entire series has reached the global box office of $1 billion. If “Mission Impossible 7” really invests $290 million, it will be a great challenge for Tom Cruise and investors.

Neither Paramount nor Skydance responded to Variety’s report.

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