While speaking with Empire, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie talked about the giant task of outdoing the last three Mission: Impossible movies and making sure the next two movies will bigger/better. He doesn’t reveal any details but the suggestion is that they’re looking to up the action and scale if that’s even possible.
“I pitched the idea of making two movies, and now I have to justify why it’s two movies,” he tells Empire. “You’ve got to earn that. You’ve got to make something that swallows the last three movies whole. I’m freaked out now. We’ve talked ourselves into something. Holy shit.”
He also downplays a potential stunt involving the moon.
“Here’s the problem with going to the moon: how do you fall from the moon?”
Currently, the only two cast members confirmed for the sequels are Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson. While there is a solid expectation that Angela Bassett, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames will make a return as well. Vanessa Kirby’s White Widow might be another returner along with possible flashbacks of Henry Cavill’s Agent August Walker.
Filming is expected to happen back-to-back with Mission: Impossible 7 likely to begin as early as this fall/winter with the next installment to follow afterward.
Paramount Pictures has already set the release date Mission: Impossible 7 for July 23rd, 2021 and Mission: Impossible 8 on August 5th, 2022.