‘Mission: Impossible 6’ reportedly delayed by Tom Cruise salary dispute

The follow-up to 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' currently has no release date

The sixth Mission: Impossible film is reportedly being delayed because Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures cannot agree on the actor’s salary.

The follow-up to last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which grossed over $680 million (£520 million) at cinemas globally, had been due to start shooting in the New Year. Rogue Nation writer-director Christopher McQuarrie is on board to direct again from a self-penned script, with JJ Abrams due to serve as a producer.

However, sources have apparently told The Hollywood Reporter that Cruise and the studio are still at loggerheads over what cut of the film’s eventual profits the actor will receive.

Cruise is said to want a payment package that matches his lucrative deal for the upcoming big-budget reboot of The Mummy, which is due to hit cinemas in June 2017. Neither Cruise’s camp nor the studio have commented on this report.

Paramount was originally eyeing a late 2017 release for Mission: Impossible 6, whose full title has yet to be announced. At the moment, however, the film has no specified release date. Alongside Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson are expected to reprise their roles from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which narrowly failed to match the box office takings of the franchise’s most successful outing, 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which grossed $694 million (£530 million globally).