Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1 is set to be released on July 14, 2023, after a long time being kept under wraps from viewers, especially since the film's sequel was revealed at CinemaCon back in April of this year. However, even some of the film's stars are being kept under wraps. Pegg revealed that he learned the name of the film along with all of us.
Weintraub asked Pegg how long he knew the title of the next two films in the famous franchise would be Dead Reckoning; Pegg replied that the name was not revealed by the filmmakers Chris McQuarrie or anyone on the project, but rather the trailer.
"Do you know what?" I found out from Chris McQuarrie's text the day of the trailer. No, no one told me. So I texted McQ and said, 'Dead Reckoning?' I heard it would be something else, but I like that. It reminds me of what... Land of the Dead was originally called Dead Reckoning. So now I'm being cast in a film called Dead Reckoning.'
While it was a surprise to Pegg, he also stated that the title is appropriate for the narrative that the two films are portraying. "Oh, 100%. Yeah, absolutely."
Weintraub also inquired about the filming for the second part of Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning, which began back in March. Pegg replied, "No."
"We've just started." So we're back to the beginning again. 7 is still a couple of things to pick up, although I think the way 8 evolves might determine a few things, which is a great advantage we have in this situation, being able to produce two films back to back.
Pegg joined the action-spy series in 2006 with Mission Impossible III as Benji Dunn, an IMF technician who was joined by Pegg and Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, and Cary Elwes, with Esai Morales set to play the main antagonist.
The Dead Reckoning duo continues the long-running action spy film franchise dating back to 1996, with the first film based on the 1966 television series of the same name directed by Brian De Palma. The franchise has been on an upward climb since the fourth film release, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, with each subsequent film grossing more than the previous, currently caping out with the previously mentionedMission: Impossible Fallout, which is expected to follow next year with Mission: Impossible.
Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One is scheduled to launch on July 14, 2023, while Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 2 is currently filming, and is scheduled to launch in theaters on June 28, 2024.