After the success of last year’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt’s future was never in any doubt. Paramount would be crazy not to keep the Mission: Impossible franchise hype train going, and today Variety exclusively reported that Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed both Rogue Nation and Fallout, is returning to direct two more M:I films that will be shot back-to-back and are to be released in 2021 and 2022.

McQuarrie tweeted ‘Missions: Accepted #MissionImpossible’ just minutes before Variety shared the exciting news. Shortly after Variety’s piece got everyone’s attention, Tom Cruise tweeted ‘Summer 2021 and Summer 2022’ alongside a short M:I fuse tease.

Before Fallout, each Mission: Impossible film had a different director in the chair. McQuarrie was the first director to return to direct an entry of the franchise, and now he has two more under his belt much to the delight of fans of the franchise.

Cruise will likely have another stunt in mind that will leave McQuarrie awake at night, but as is the question after all Mission: Impossible films – How the hell is Cruise going to top himself this time!? After Fallout’s HALO jump, and the helicopter chase scene that took Cruise years to train for, what situation could Ethan Hunt possibly find himself in that would top those stunts?

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is up for 9 Odyssey Awards this year, including Mr. McQuarrie himself for Best Director!