Someone better watch their back because Tom Cruise is going to rage out of his cha-cha heels again. Back in February 2020, production on the seventh Mission: Impossible movie was shut down in Venice because of Coronavirus. Since then, Tom has made it his mission, which he chose to accept, to get that movie made. His ass was building high-tech Coronavirus-safe bunkers and he was renting cruise ships to keep people isolated. Tom was doing the most to keep the cast and crew COVID-free. And still, they tried him and after Tom witnessed crew members not socially distancing, he went off on them in a recording that was later leaked. After all that, Tommy couldn’t keep Coronavirus away, because several people working on the movie tested positive and production has been shut down again.
The last time Tom caught people not observing Coronavirus rules, he tore their asses open so harshly five people quit. If you can’t stand the heat, get to the Gold Base for your punishment. In case you forgot just how hard Tom went, listen again here:
Well, The Hollywood Reporter says that even though there’s still a planned eighth installment on the horizon as well, this seventh movie has been put on the breaks once more.
Tom and his co-stars, including Rebecca Ferguson, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, and Henry Czerny, have been all over the place filming. Currently, the movie has been shooting in the UK. A source confirmed with THR that production has been paused over positive COVID-19 tests. The Sun says that ten crew members tested positive and more positive tests might be coming since they just shot a big nightclub scene.
Every member of the cast and crew, including Tom, has been told to self-isolate for the next fourteen days. Production released this statement:
“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive Coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”
Filming started in September 2020 and it’s supposed to come out in May 2022, but with all the pauses and stops, who knows. But it looks like Tom has a new main foe! Coronavirus now tops his shit list above anti-depressants and high shelves.