We previously speculated that Mi:5 may get moved to a 2016 release date presumably to avoid what’s sure to be a record-setting box office performance by J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 25. News in from Paramount Pictures themselves confirms that with the latest franchise sequel having entered production last year, Mission: Impossible 5 will release nearly five months earlier than expected! Look for Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt to once again grace the big screen this July 31! The hybrid CGI / live-action family film Monster Trucks, meanwhile, will take Mission: Impossible 5‘s original Christmas Day release. That film was previously scheduled for release on May 29, 2015.
The July 31 date will see Mission: Impossible 5 opening opposite the Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing drama Southpaw (starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora and Victor Ortiz), the Ericson Core-helmed big screen remake of Point Break (starring Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey) and Tarsem Singh’s Ryan Reynolds-led science fiction thriller Selfless.
We don’t know much about Mission: Impossible 5 at the moment (which is actually kind of refreshing), but Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames,and Jeremy Renner will all star in the follow-up to the wildly popular Ghost Protocol, so hopefully writer/director Chris McQuarrie will be able to deliver something as entertaining as Brad Bird did last time around.
We listed Mission Impossible:5 as one of 10 movies coming 2015 that we are most excited about.