Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two officially delayed until 2025
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two has been officially delayed until 2025.
A large portion of the movie has been filmed as it was produced back-to-back with Dead Reckoning Part One, but there was a break in production over the summer due to promotional activities for Part One.
Production was expected to recommence in 2023, but the writer strike and then actor strike have left the movie unfinished.
Interestingly, it has also been reported that the movie will receive a title change. It will still be a direct follow-up to Dead Reckoning Part One, but we might see another title replace 'Dead Reckoning'.
Part One received critical acclaim and although it perhaps has underperformed at the box office, the numbers have been attributed to the releases of Barbie and Oppenheimer.
Dead Reckoning Part Two details
Even before Part One was released, several stunt vignettes went viral including Cruise's death-defying leap off a cliff while on a motorbike. When you consider the outrageous car chase through Rome, it is clear that McQuarrie and Cruise try and up the stakes and danger with every Mission: Impossible movie.
And, McQuarrie has explained what we can expect from Part Two, including an epic underwater sequence.
"Tom and I are constantly re-evaluating our own work and asking ourselves how we could have done it better," he told Collider.
"We've done underwater in Edge of Tomorrow, and we worked underwater in Rogue Nation, and we left very dissatisfied with those sequences.
"And we analyse why we were dissatisfied. What were all the factors working against us? The biggest being, not having real knowledge in that area. Everything you're looking at in Dead Reckoning is the application of knowledge from previous sequences."
In Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must secure two pieces of a key that holds the solution to bringing down a mysterious Artificial Intelligence known as 'The Entity'.