On Saturday, the trailer for Tom Cruise’s next Mission: Impossible film, Dead Reckoning Part One, was allegedly leaked online. Several Twitter accounts uploaded the reportedly leaked clip, and the video quickly went viral. After the studio filed copyright infringement notices, most of the videos were taken down by the end of the day. The trailer was seen at CinemaCon last month but has yet to be publicly published.
The alleged leaked trailer is the latest in a long line of misfortunes for Dead Reckoning and its sequel, which is set to enter theatres in 2024. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming on M:I 7 has been halted on multiple occasions, causing the release date to be pushed back, and director Christopher McQuarrie has come under fire for assertions that he sought approval to demolish a historic bridge in Poland for one of the film’s explosive action scenes.
Mission: Impossible 7 Trailer leaked Online
Several Twitter accounts began sharing the 2-minute trailer for the film on Saturday. The incident was quickly addressed and resolved by Paramount Pictures. Many of the tweets featuring the trailer were removed by Sunday morning, with a Twitter notice citing “a report by the copyright owner.” Several accounts that had posted the trailer were also disabled, causing many people to remove their tweets and advise others to do the same. According to reports, Paramount Pictures does not appear to have officially released the two-minute spot online. Representatives for the studio did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.
Cruise, whose Paramount movie Top Gun: Maverick will be released in theatres on May 27, was featured in a video message shown during the studio’s CinemaCon presentation on April 28. He unveiled the entire title of the seventh Mission: Impossible film during the clip. Due to filming overseas, the celebrity, who plays Ethan Hunt in the franchise, was unable to attend the Las Vegas event in person. While seated in an antique plane, he stated in the video, “Wish I could be there with you. I’m sorry for the extra noise. As you can see, we are filming the latest installment of Mission: Impossible.”
The latest entry in the enormously successful action franchise, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, will hit theatres on July 14, 2023. The next installment in the series will be released on June 28, 2024.