Looks like that’s a wrap-on Mission: Impossible 7 after what has been a tumultuous shoot. On Twitter, the Light the Fuse podcast shared an image from gaffer Martin Smith’s Instagram account. It reveals a large clapboard with the M:I VII logo along with the message “Mission Complete!” You can take a look at the wrap photo below.
Christopher McQuarrie writes and directs Mission: Impossible 7, marks the third film in the series to be accompanied by the filmmaker. He also produces along with star Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams, David Ellison and Jake Myers. Cruise is, of course, back in the lead role as Ethan Hunt with the rest of the ensemble cast, including Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Cary Elwes. It was recently reported that shooting for Atwell had been completed.
It should feel good for everyone involved to finish the shoot of the sequel. It has taken a very long time to get to this point from the start of production as the 2020 pandemic would result in frequent delays in filming and release date. Production was also plagued by other issues, including a fire that broke out on set during a failed motorcycle stunt. That scene had taken six weeks to prepare and cost the production a lot of money. McQuarrie also came under fire for planning to destroy a railway bridge in Poland for the shooting, resulting in another change of plans.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise had gone to great lengths to get the film made, despite all the ongoing challenges. The pandemic had been particularly tough during the filming, even as Cruise spent his own money on cruise ships to keep the cast and crew isolated and hopefully safe from the coronavirus. Notoriously, Cruise was captured on audio yelling at two crew members he saw ignoring the set’s mandatory safety protocols. In fact, many had praised Cruise for taking the virus so seriously, while others apparently weren’t.
“I said what I said,” Cruise told Empire Magazine about the incident. “There was a lot at stake at the time. But it wasn’t all my crew. I had the crew leave the set and it was just selected people. And here we are, we keep filming. All those emotions went through my mind. And for the whole crew to know that we had started rolling a movie was just a huge relief… It was very emotional.”
In the original diatribe, Cruise said in part, “If I see you do it one more time, you’re fucking gone. And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it — and so do you and so do you. And you, fuck it.” never again They’re out there in Hollywood making movies now thanks to us We’re creating thousands of jobs you motherfuckers That’s it No excuses You can tell by the people losing their f-king homes because our industry shut down. “We’re not closing this f-king movie. Got it? If I see it again, you’re fucking gone.”
All this stress of shooting can now finally be put behind him. Fans can look out for Mission: Impossible 7 will hit theaters on September 30, 2022. Meanwhile, fans can also anticipate the next movie in the series, such as Mission: Impossible 8 has already been given a release date of July 7, 2023. Initially, the films were supposed to be shot back-to-back, but the eighth film was also delayed due to the pandemic.
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