Tom Cruise confirms two more ‘Mission Impossible’ films are on the way

Epic.

Tom Cruise has confirmed that two more Mission: Impossible films are on the way, after the last film proved to be a huge box office smash.

The screen icon will return as Ethan Hunt in the seventh and eighth instalments of the long-running film franchise, which are set for consecutive releases in summer 2021 and summer 2022.

Posting on Twitter, Cruise shared a suitably high-stakes animation that featured the ‘M:I’ logo alongside two burning fuses either side of it.

Director Christopher McQuarrie also confirmed his return, tweeting: “Missions: Accepted.”

The confirmation of Ethan Hunt’s next adventure comes after Mission Impossible: Fallout scored the franchise’s biggest opening weekend – opening to a staggering £117 million ($153.5 million) globally in its first week.

Cruise also previously remained hopeful for the future of the franchise – admitting that he was full of inspiration for the future.

“I have a lot of ideas about the next phase, about the next two or three, of where I want to go. I’m not ready to discuss it now, but you’ll be able to see when you see this movie. It’s very much the epic in all of this series,” Cruise told Total Film.

But he’ll no doubt have to take extra care this time around – having previously broken his foot while performing stunts for the last film.