Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible' sequels delayed yet again due to COVID

Paramount Pictures and Skydance announced Friday that the release of “Missie: Onmoontlik 7” will be pushed from Sept. 20 to July 14, 2023. “Missie: Impossible 8,previously set for July 2023, will instead open June 28, 2024.

The date shift comes as somewhat of a surprise, soos die “Missie: Onmoontlik 7set was noted for being among the first productions to safely resume filming as the virus continued to spread.

It was reported early last year that Cruise, a producer on the flicks, enlisted robots to help him enforce safety protocols on the movie sets, having droppedhuge sumsof money to do so.

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"Mission: Impossible 7" en "MMissie IOnmoontlik8" have both been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Missie: Onmoontlik 7” en “Missie: Onmoontlik 8” have both been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Associated Press)

Verder, the 59-year-old actor reportedly shelled out $ 700,000 vir the film’s cast and crew to live on cruise ships in order to maintain isolation.

Shooting on “Missie: Onmoontlik 7” was put on hiatus in early 2020 because of COVID-19. After filming resumed in the summer of 2020, principal photography ultimately concluded by September 2021.

‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLESCRAPS PLANS TO FILM 7TH AND 8TH INSTALLMENTS BACK-TO-BACK DUE TO CORONAVIRUS: VERSLAG

Paramount and Skydance attributed the postponements to pandemic-related delays.

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell co-star in "Missie: Onmoontlik 7."

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell co-star in “Missie: Impossible 7.(Getty Images)

After thoughtful consideration, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have decided to postpone the release dates for Mission: Onmoontlik 7 & 8 in response to delays due to the ongoing pandemic,” said the film companies in a joint statement.

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The franchise planned to shoot the seventh and eighth films back-to-back but reportedly scrapped the ambitious plans nearly a year ago due to the pandemic. Cruise has since been seen filming for the eighth flick.

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The set ofMissie: Onmoontlik 7was also home to a series of explosive tirades by Cruise, who reportedly launched into profanity-laden and high-volume rants when he saw people on set not adhering to safety protocols.

Vanessa Kirby and Tom Cruise both reprise their "Missie: Onmoontlik" roles.

Vanessa Kirby and Tom Cruise both reprise their “Missie: Onmoontlik” roles. (Getty Images)

Cruise took an early Christmas holiday na audio of one of his tirades leaked, in which the star threatened the jobs of crew members.

“Missie: Onmoontlik 7” features an expansive and star-studded cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Simon Pegg, Shea Whigham and more.

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