Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, was one of last year’s best films. With Christopher McQuarrie, who directed Tom Cruise in the criminally underrated Jack Reacher, at the helm, the fifth installment in this massively successful franchise experienced something of a resurrection that definitely started with 2011’s Ghost Protocol but was perfected as a result of Cruise and McQuarrie’s collaborations. Cruise, who has always been one of the franchise’s driving creative forces, made it clear that he wants a new director for each of the series’ subsequent entries to keep things as fresh as possible.
Christopher McQuarrie has been confirmed as the writer/director of Mission: Impossible 6, which is scheduled to hit theaters on July 27th, 2018. There are definitely some people who are upset by this news, claiming that this decision has the potential to tarnish the spirit of what makes the Mission: Impossible series different from other franchises. And, honestly, those people have a point. But seeing what McQuarrie is capable of, on top of the fact that the Jack Reacher sequel is getting trashed, there may just be a method to this madness, and there are definitely a lot of Rogue Nation fans who are excited to see what these two blockbuster titans are going to do next.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter