Mission: Impossible 8 and more shut down due to writers’ strike

By Alexandra Heilbron on June 7, 2023 | 7 Comments

Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie. Photo by Christian Black/ 2023 Paramount PicturesMission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt has shut down production due to the Writers Guild of America strike. Ironically, Misssion: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One also suffered delays in production due to the COVID pandemic, with the movie’s release date having been shifted several times.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two was scheduled to release to theaters on June 28, 2024, and although no schedule change has yet been officially announced, that date will likely shift, depending on the length of the strike. The film’s writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (pictured above with Tom Cruise during filming) spoke to Empire Magazine about the many delays that have affected the movie, saying, “It’s unrelenting. Behind each tsunami is another tsunami. We live in a state of 24-hour tsunami awareness. That’s just what we do.”

TV shows that have also halted production due to the strike include Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, The Mandalorian, Yellowjackets, Emily in Paris, Euphoria, and Severance.

Many actors have been walking the picket lines in support of the writers, including Susan Sarandon, Cynthia Nixon, Bob Odenkirk, Rob Lowe, Wanda Sykes, Nathan Fillion, Drew Barrymore, Amy Schumer, John Leguizamo, Dermot Mulroney, Mark Hamill, Amanda Seyfried, and Jennifer Coolidge, to name just a few.

Misssion: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One opens in theaters on July 12, 2023. ~Alexandra Heilbron 

Comments & Discussion

  1. Dani • June 8, 2023 @ 11:23 AM

    Those are some of my favorite shows! Give the writers what they want, they’re the most important part of the film process. Even reality shows have writers.

  2. Neil Schaler • June 8, 2023 @ 1:17 PM

    If Hollywood is interested I have some good scripts for movies and tv programs in a number of genres for a reasonable price.
    Contact me through tribute.ca.

  3. jon dowe • June 8, 2023 @ 3:18 PM

    Quit your winning and get back to work U spoiled idiots both writers and third and fourth hand actors ,ROB LOWEARE YOU KIDDING ME, WHO CARES!!!

  4. J. • June 8, 2023 @ 10:16 PM

    Writers should be paid a fair wage. Good writing is so important to quality tv series and films.

    I only hope the strike will soon be over so that the writers can resume their work. Yellowjackets is one of my favourite series.

  5. Barbara • June 11, 2023 @ 8:44 AM

    Nothing can happen without the WORDS?? Writing us the most important part of ANY entertainment endeavor?? Pay writers what they deserve AND royalties?? Stop abusing the livelyhoods of the people you depend on MOST?? What is the MATTER with you people?? Remember you have NOTHING without their WORDS????????

  6. Barbara • June 11, 2023 @ 8:50 AM

    Excellence comes from the WORDS!!
    Good cones from the WORDS!!
    You have NOTHING without WRITERS WORDS!!
    Pay a fair wage over a reasonable amount of time to get a quality product and protect your industry. Without writers you have NOTHING. PAY WRITERS ROYALTIES!!!

  7. Lloyd • June 12, 2023 @ 3:49 PM

    Unions ruin everything they touch.

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