Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ shuts down production due to COVID-19 ... just like Tom Cruise predicted
‘Mission: Impossible 7’ had to stop production because of the coronavirus
“Mission: Impossible 7” had to shut down production temporarily because of recent positive COVID-19 tests, USA Today reports.
- A representative from Paramount Pictures told USA Today that production was stopped until June 14 due to the positive COVID-19 test results.
- The production team often goes through routine testing. The shutdown of production is being done as a part of COVID-19 protocols.
‘Mission Impossible’ and COVID-19
“Mission: Impossible 7” restarted filming in September 2020 after the coronavirus outbreak shut down production across Hollywood, according to Deadline.
But there was a leaked audio clip from the set in December 2020 that featured Tom Cruise yelling at crew members, demanding that they wear masks to keep people safe. Otherwise, he said, production would shut down.
- “We are the gold standard!” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. ... I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
When does ‘Mission Impossible 7’ come out?
- “Mission Impossible 7” is set to release on May 27, 2022.