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Mission Impossible 6 gets summer 2018 release date

Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ set for December 2017

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Christian Black

Ethan Hunt has his next assignment. Tom Cruise’s super-spy alter ego will be back on the big screen in Mission: Impossible 6, which Paramount Pictures has just scheduled for release July 27, 2018.

The sequel will arrive three years after the series’ most recent installment, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, which grossed $682 million at the worldwide box office. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie is set to reprise his duties.

Paramount also announced that Alexander Payne’s Downsizing will open Dec. 22, 2017; an untitled event horror film will open April 28, 2017 (in Imax); and an untitled event film will open Nov. 2, 2018.

Downsizing, a satire about a man who decides he’d be better off if he shrunk himself, is scheduled to open against opposite Sony’s Jumanji, Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3, the Weinstein Co.’s The Six Billion Dollar Man, Fox’s Ferdinand, and an untitled Warner Bros. comedy. Star Wars: Episode VIII is also opening the week before.

Mission: Impossible 6 currently shares its new release date with an untitled DC film from Warner Bros., which could precipitate a date change for one of the two movies.