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The eighth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise has been postponed due to the ongoing actors’ strike.

Paramount Pictures has pushed back the release date from June 2024 to May 2025.

Production had been paused in July while Tom Cruise and his co-stars embarked on an international publicity blitz for Dead Reckoning: Part One.

Actor George Takei joins SAG-AFTRA actors and Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers as they walk the picket line during their ongoing strike outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 8, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
SAG-AFTRA actors and Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers rally during their ongoing strike, in Los Angeles

Filming was further disrupted when the SAF-AFTRA union began industrial action over the summer, upending the schedules of movies due to be released this autumn.

Dune: Part 2 – the follow-up to the 2021 blockbuster – was due to be released on 3 November, but this has been pushed back to March 2024 so its stars can help promote it.

Several Marvel movies previously had their release dates changed, including the third Venom film.

Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse has also been delayed indefinitely after being due to hit cinemas next March.

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Negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the studios resumed on Tuesday.

The union had accused the studios of “bullying tactics” after talks broke down two weeks ago.

On 9 October, members of the Writers Guild of America voted almost unanimously to ratify a new deal ending their five-month strike.

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