Christopher McQuarrie locks down deal to direct two more Mission: Impossible films

He then came back for the next film, Mission: Impossible Fallout which brought in $791 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film in the franchise.

Christopher McQuarrie directing two more Mission: Impossible films?

The movies are expected to hit theaters in the summers of 2021 and 2022, which will avoid conflict with Tom's Top Gun: Maverick. Are you excited to have Christopher McQuarrie return for a couple more Mission: Impossible sequels?

McQuarrie's return marks a significant and definitive shift for the franchise, which famously saw a new director take over with each new installment for the first four films.

'Summer 2021 and Summer 2022, ' the 56-year-old Cruise tweeted, along with a GIF of a pair of lit fuses approaching the famous M:I logo. Director Christopher McQuarrie is also a part of the writing team of Top Gun: Maverick.

Fallout grossed more than $790 million worldwide past year, making it the highest grossing film in the series to date, and with McQuarrie has been eyeing different projects since the film's release, Paramount reportedly knew they needed to move fast to bring McQuarrie back.

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. Fallout proved to be the series' best critical and commercial success, which was enough for Paramount Pictures to hand a two-film deal to McQuarrie. Now, McQuarrie is coming back for at least two more sequels. While some may argue that the shift in the series actually came with the non-McQuarrie-directed installment Ghost Protocol, we'd counter by reminding them that McQuarrie worked on the script for that film, which "really breathe [d] new life into the franchise" with its "engaging script, amusing dialogue, and spectacular stunts".

  • Kyle Peterson