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Tom Cruise’s eighth installment in the 'Mission: Impossible' series has been postponed to May 2025 as production restarts amid the strike
Due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the eighth Mission: Impossible film— to be shot with Imax digital cameras — is required to restart production, shifting its release from June 28, 2024 to May 23, 2025, according to Deadline.
Speaking from the historic Spanish Steps in Rome, when the world premiere of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One took place in June, Cruise, 61, expressed his appreciation for the diversity of cultures that "all join together to enjoy cinema,” Variety reported.
“It’s something that I grew up with, that made me and inspired me to dream and want to travel the world," Cruise said of his passion for films. “My goal since I was little was to make movies and travel. And not just be a tourist, but work in that world and understand their culture."
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"Through my movies, I’ve been able to have that because everyone here has allowed me to entertain them. It’s a privilege that I have never taken for granted," he continued in his speech, emphasizing the importance of seeing movies in theaters: "It’s my passion to entertain you, and I will always fight for big theaters and that kind of experience for everyone.”
Cruise joined his Mission: Impossible director and longtime partner Christopher McQuarrie on the red carpet, along with co-stars Esai Morales, Simon Pegg, Frederick Schmidt, Shea Whigham, Mariela Garriga, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Vanessa Kirby.
The actor praised his work with McQuarrie, who directed the previous two Mission: Impossible films and wrote Top Gun: Maverick, saying he has "had a hand in every single film I’ve made over the past 16 years."
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