Tom Cruise knows the date that he will be accepting his next mission for the IMF.
Paramount has set the release of the sixth film in their Mission: Impossible franchise for July 27, 2018. That is pretty much the same weekend that the last film, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, occupied in 2015. That previous film pulled in $682 million worldwide and it appears that the studio is hoping for lightening to strike twice.
The date does put Mission: Impossible 6 opening the same weekend as Warner Brothers’ Aquaman, an installment in their shared DC Comics cinematic universe. That film will feature Jason Momoa as the underwater hero and has James Wan directing.
Mission: Impossible 6 does mark a certain departure for the series. Previously, Cruise as producer on the franchise would bring in different directors, allowing each of them to filter their own vision through the movie. But this sixth installment sees the return of Rogue Nation helmer Christopher McQuarrie behind the camera, making him the first director to get a return engagement. McQuarrie will once again do double duty by also providing the screenplay for the film, as he did with Rogue Nation.
As of now there has been no official word as to who else will appear in the film alongside Cruise, but rumors persist that Rebecca Ferguson could be reprising her role Rogue Nation role of Ilsa Faust.