Date: 15th January 2019
Tom Cruise will return to the Mission: Impossible franchise for a seventh and eighth time as the actor revealed Monday that a pair of sequels will arrive in the summers of 2021 and 2022.
Sources tell Variety that they are filming both films so close to each other in hopes to jump on the momentum the franchise is seeing as of late. The latest installment Mission Impossible: Fallout just took home the Critics’ Choice award for Best Action Film and grossed over $790 million worldwide, so the critical and audience love is very much there.
It's reported the only reason they are waiting until 2021 is to avoid conflict with another Tom Cruise and Paramount film, Top Gun: Maverick.
Source: Press Release