Mission: Impossible 8: Is It Happening?


What is the Mission: Impossible 8 release date? Well, let’s find out!

The next mission in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise is set to be a bit of a wait, with a release date pushed to 2025 due to an actors’ strike. This year’s box office has been bustling with thrilling action movies, and one of the most anticipated releases was the seventh installment in Tom Cruise’s iconic series, titled “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” hitting theaters in July 2023. Boasting an estimated budget of up to $291 million, it stands as one of the most expensive recent Hollywood productions!

However, despite its hefty budget and star power, the film faced tough competition from the cultural phenomenon “Barbenheimer” and the sleeper hit “Sound of Freedom.” Unfortunately, it fell short of expectations at the box office, grossing $567.5 million globally. The reception was somewhat subdued, and word-of-mouth didn’t spread as rapidly in favor of the movie’s ticket sales. Surprisingly, many opted for tickets to other releases, considering skipping Tom Cruise’s latest project.


In all fairness, this is no one’s fault; after all, it’s the seventh installment in a long-running spy action series that kicked off in May 1996 with the inaugural “Mission: Impossible” movie. It’s natural to speculate that interest among even die-hard fans may have started to wane a bit. Consequently, the studio is on high alert and has begun rescheduling the release dates for future installments in the franchise.

Furthermore, in addition to the lukewarm box office response, plans for the seventh and eighth films to be shot back-to-back, under the direction of Christopher McQuarrie, were disrupted. Production had to be halted once promotion for “Dead Reckoning, Part One” began. Subsequently, the SAG-AFTRA strike led to further delays, preventing the cast from returning to work on the film. This, in turn, means post-production won’t be completed in time for a summer release.

In light of these challenges, major decisions have been made behind the scenes, resulting in Paramount and Skydance pushing back the release of the eighth installment by a full year. The new anticipated release date is set for May 23, 2025.

Recall that it was originally slated for release on August 5, 2022, but experienced multiple date changes, including postponements to November 4, 2022, July 7, 2023, and June 28, 2024, before landing on the current date due to the ongoing 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Initially planned as a two-part feature, titled “Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One and Part Two,” the format of the next ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie has now undergone a significant shift. It’s dropped the second half of its title, “Dead Reckoning, Part Two.” Surprisingly, a new title is in the works and is expected to be unveiled at a later date.