Mission Impossible 7 release date, cast, plot, and more

Ethan Hunt returns in the Mission Impossible 7 release date, so here's what we know about the latest entry in the Tom Cruise action movie franchise.

Mission Impossible 7 release date

What is the Mission: Impossible 7 release date, and what do we know about the cast, plot, and more? Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh instalment in the Tom Cruise-led action movie series.

The action movie is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and will continue the story of Ethan Hunt, his allies, and his foes. It will be followed by a direct sequel, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two.

With all the delays to the Mission: Impossible 7 release date, and the minimal information that’s out there about the movie, it can be hard to keep track of what’s going on with the Tom Cruise movie series these days. That said, we’ve done the impossible and have scoured the internet to put all the available information about the continent-spanning spy movie in one place.

Mission Impossible 7 release date

The Mission: Impossible 7 release date is currently scheduled for July 14, 2023.

The movie has, unfortunately, been subjected to many Covid-19-related delays. Originally, the movie was meant to be released in July 2021, before being pushed back to November 2021, then May 2022, and then September 2022 before landing its current release date.

We do expect the current July 2023 release date to stick, however, now that scheduling has largely settled back down and returned to normal.

Mission Impossible 7 release date: Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis in Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible 7 cast

Of course, there is at least one name that we can take for granted. Coming off the back of the success of Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise will be leading the way, once again, as Ethan Hunt.

He will be supported by regular co-stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby. In addition, there will be some new actors in the series with new characters, like Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, and Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham.

Who is in the Mission Impossible 7 cast?

  • Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
  • Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell
  • Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust
  • Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis
  • Hayley Atwell as Grace
  • Shea Whigham as Jasper Briggs
  • Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge
  • Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis
  • Esai Morales
  • Pom Klementieff
  • Hannah Waddingham

This list is likely to expand, as more names are confirmed when the release date gets closer and more trailers drop.

Mission Impossible 7 release date: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible

Is there a Mission Impossible 7 trailer yet?

A short Mission: Impossible 7 trailer has been released and is available to watch now. Check it out below:

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As teaser trailers go, it’s a pretty breathtaking affair. Car chases, train chases, and horse chases are all prominent features of the teaser, and it hints at some truly epic-looking action scenes.

The only dialogue in the trailer is the narration by Henry Czerny’s Agent Eugene Kittridge, as he tells Cruise, he’ll need to pick a side. Other than that. The teaser is designed exclusively to give audiences a look at some of the amazing locations and stunts without giving away too much, if anything, about the plot.

Oh, and Tom Cruise rides a motorbike off a cliff. There’s that, too. As we get closer to the release date, we can expect more trailers for Mission: Impossible 7 to release, so keep checking back here to stay up to date.

If that isn’t enough for you, you can also watch a Mission Impossible 7 promo video of Tom Cruise talking to you while hanging out a plane. Yes, really.

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What is the Mission Impossible 7 plot?

The first trailer for the action movie gives very little away, other than that Hunt will be forced to ‘pick a side’. Who these sides are, and exactly why Cruise is stuck in the middle, is ambiguous.

But, it does sound like someone with official government authority might be doing something dodgy that Hunt doesn’t want to follow along with.

We also know that the movie will be one of two parts. Mission: Impossible 8, titled Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, is set to act as a send-off to Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, after the actor has played the character in the spy movies for nearly 30 years.

Based on that, we can assume that the character will either come to an end à la No Time To Die, or will retire from his line of work more peacefully.

Mission Impossible 7 release date: Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn in Mission Impossible

Other than that, it looks like we’ll have to wait until the next trailer is released before we can extract any other plot details.

If you can’t get enough of the spy thriller movie genre, then check out our guide to the James Bond movies in order. Or, swap genres with our best fantasy movies list. We also have a guide breaking down the best new movies 2023 has to offer.