Paramount Pictures is so thrilled that the latest Tom Cruise action Film “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” received such a great success with the critics and the box office, they have confirmed there are two more movies in the works.

Tom Cruise also confirmed the news on Twitter, to say both movies are, as yet, untitled, but the seventh film in the series will premiere at some time in 2021, while the eighth “Mission: Impossiblefilm will screen in 2022.

Two back-to-back ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies on the way

Christopher McQuarrie will be writing and directing both movies, as he did with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and the 2015 film, “Rogue Nation.” Digital Spy quotes McQuarrie as saying on Twitter “Missions: Accepted” in his announcement of the two new films.

Cruise sent his tweet on 15 January with the tantalising words “Summer 2021 and Summer 2022.”

Fans will remember Tom Cruise doing his own stunts in the movies (with one minor accident along the way).

While the stunts in the last movie were pretty death-defying, McQuarrie recently confirmed that Tom was already planning some “world-topping s***” for the seventh installment in the movie series.

Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise a great team

It seems the combination of director McQuarrie and actor Cruise is not exactly hurting business for the film franchise. Filmed on a budget of $178 million (£138.47 million), “Fallout” reportedly brought in a tasty $791.1 million (£615 million) globally at the box office.

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“Rogue Nation” also did well with both critics and the box office, but the latest film received a top 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the best yet for any of the franchise films.

Den of Geek reports that the "Mission: Impossible" movie franchise was previously notorious for changing directors and other details for every installment, but now appears to be sticking to the winning combination.

This team definitely works, as they haven’t just worked on the “M:I” films, but were both involved in “Jack Reacher,” “The Mummy,” “Valkyrie” and “Edge of Tomorrow.” McQuarrie is also a co-writer for the much-anticipated Cruise movie “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Den of Geek says filming the two new installments back-to-back will create momentum and will give the impression of the franchise building up for a natural conclusion.

They say if McQuarrie can further develop the characters introduced by him in “Rogue Nation” and “Fallout,” this should continue the trend of including some of the best stunts in film history.

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