Mission: Impossible 8 Filming Update Reveals Dead Reckoning Part 2 Was Almost Halfway Done Shooting Before Strike

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A Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two update reveals exactly how much of the movie was shot before the start of the SAG-AFTRA strike.

How much of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two has been filmed is revealed in an update. In the direct sequel to Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which hit theaters in July 2023, Tom Cruise will reprise his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt for even another series of more risky stunts. The eighth Mission: Impossible film’s production commenced in March 2022 but was put on hold in July 2023 as a result of the SAG-AFTRA strike.

The actors’ strike has made the June 28, 2024 release date for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two uncertain. Since 40% of the follow-up was shot prior to the strike, Part Two is still on target to be released in the summer of 2024, according to an update from The Wrap.

Everything We Know About Mission: Impossible 8 Filming

Franchise director Christopher McQuarrie originally intended to shoot Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back, though that plan was eventually scrapped. It’s also been reported that both films would act as a sendoff for Cruise from the franchise, which hasn’t been confirmed by the actor or Paramount. Dead Reckoning Part Two began principal photography in March 2022, with the globe-trotting production beginning in the UK and moving to Italy to film aboard the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. Set photos have also shown Cruise performing various aerial stunts, including riding upside down on the wing of an airplane.

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Many of the cast members from the first two Mission: Impossible films are expected to return for the sequel, including Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, and Pom Klementieff. Nick Offerman, Hannah Waddingham, and Holt McCallany are three confirmed newcomers. Part Two was first put on hold during the SAG-AFTRA strike so that Cruise could start his worldwide press tour for Part One. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two ought to be able to meet its release schedule despite both of these development interruptions.

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