The new Mission: Impossible is the seventh most expensive movie ever made 6 months ago

The new Mission: Impossible is the seventh most expensive movie ever made

It will be the beginning of the end for Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt.

2018's Mission: Impossible - Fallout is, without question, one of the very best action movies ever made, so hopes have been set ridiculously high for the next two entries in the franchise.

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Originally set to be filmed back-to-back, the constant delays put in place by shooting during the pandemic quickly put an end to that plan, but Mission: Impossible 7 (not the official title, just FYI) still ploughed ahead, with some glimpses of an incredible train sequence leaked out on the internet during the shoot.

Once again directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who has directed all of the M:I movies since the fifth outing), it will reunite Tom Cruise with returning cast members Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby.

Meanwhile, some of the new cast additions include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Rob Delaney, Mark Gatiss and Cary Elwes.

The movie was originally scheduled to be released in cinemas in July 2021, before being pushed back several times, and now the current release date is July 2023.

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Variety reports that cinema owners at the annual CinemaCon in Las Vegas were treated to behind-the-scenes footage from new movie, and also reports that the official production budget for Mission: Impossible 7 was also revealed: $290 million.

By comparison, Mission: Impossible - Fallout only ("only") cost $178 million, but it did make over $810 million at the global box office.

On the list of most expensive movies ever, it only ranks behind the following:

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $379 million

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2. Avengers: Age of Ultron - $365 million

3. Avengers: Endgame - $356 million

4. Avengers: Infinity War - $325 million

=5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $300 million

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=5. Justice League - $300 million

The report also states that the seventh and eighth movies will serve as an official send off for Ethan Hunt - with Cruise having taken on the role way back in 1996 - with the final movie in the current form of the franchise currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas in June 2024.