But why is the latest “Mission: Impossible” adventure being split into two films? According to McQuarrie, that was always the plan. Speaking with Collider, the filmmaker said: “‘Fallout’ really grew because of all the character and emotion we were putting into the story … I knew I wanted to expand the cast, and I knew I wanted to give each one of those characters more to do, so I knew the movie was going to be bigger and longer than ‘Fallout.'”
“At which point I said, ‘Why are we fighting this? Why are we going to try to jam this into two hours? Let’s just break it in half and make it two movies,’ … That really was the rationale behind it being a two-part movie. It wasn’t just that the story was bigger but that we wanted more emotion in the movie.”
Again: no spoilers here, so I won’t tell you how it all shakes out. But it’s worth noting that filming on the second film has wrapped, and we should be on track for the June 28, 2024 release date of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two.” Then again, something might go wrong, at which point Ethan Hunt may have to risk his life to get the movie to theaters on time. We believe in you, Ethan.