McQuarrie returns for more 'Mission: Impossible'

McQuarrie returns for more 'Mission: Impossible'

Cruise announces two films releasing in 2021, 2022

Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise interact behind a scene on the set of Mission Impossible - Fallout. PTI/Paramount Pictures.

"Mission: Impossible" fans can rejoice. After the blockbuster success of "Rogue Nation" and "Fallout", Christopher McQuarrie is returning to write and direct two more films in the franchise.

"Missions: Accepted#MissionImpossible," McQuarrie wrote on Twitter, confirming the news.



Tom Cruise, who has earned a reputation for his death-defying stunts in "Mission: Impossible" films, is expected to return as Ethan Hunt.

The superstar confirmed the release year of the films in a tweet.

"Summer 2021 and Summer 2022," he wrote.



McQuarrie became the only director in the franchise's history to return for a second time with 2018 film "Fallout" after helming 2015 "Rogue Nation".

"Fallout" was met with unanimous praise from the critics for its upscale action sequences even though Cruise ended up breaking his ankle while shooting a jump scene.

The film made USD 791 million worldwide.