The Mission: Impossible film franchise is one that gets stronger as it goes along. Following the impressive critical and commercial performance of Brad Bird’s Ghost Protocol in 2011, Christopher McQuarrie delivered another rollicking adventure in the form of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation last summer. The fifth installment in the long-running series scored an impressive $682.3 million at the global box office thanks to a slew of positive reviews that praised it for its thrilling set pieces and fun performances. Paramount, of course, remains bullish on the property and has Mission: Impossible 6 coming through the pipeline with McQuarrie on-board to direct again.
The project hit a bit of a snag recently when there was a dispute involving Tom Cruise’s salary for his next outing as Ethan Hunt. Fortunately, the issue was resolved fairly quickly, and Paramount eyed a spring 2017 date for the start of filming. Now, they’ve taken things a step further and secured a release date for the anticipated sequel.
Per Deadline, the currently untitled Mission: Impossible 6 will enter theaters on July 27, 2018, a similar window to the successful Rogue Nation. As it currently stands, the IMF’s latest adventure will open against an untitled DC Extended Universe installment from Warner Bros., but odds are one of these tentpoles will move between now and then.