Tom Cruise is back in the U.K. to resume filming Mission: Impossible 7. Cruise is returning to the spy-thriller franchise for the seventh time as Ethan Hunt and serving as a producer again. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who is back for the third time since joining the franchise in 2015’s Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, Mission Impossible 7 is currently set for release in November 2021.
Production on the seventh installment has suffered multiple delays due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Production was first halted back in February while the crew was shooting in Italy, but was able to resume filming again by July, with strict safety guidelines implemented to ensure the cast and crew’s safety. Production was most recently delayed in October after 12 people on set tested positive for COVID-19. Still, filming picked back up a week later and has continued despite the ongoing global health crisis.