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Mission Impossible 5 Arriving Much Sooner Than You Think

Tom Cruise’s upcoming Mission Impossible sequel gets brought forward by five months.

A movie hitting cinemas a week or two early (or late, of course) is not that uncommon, but an announcement that a movie will arrive five months earlier than expected isn’t something you hear very often.

This is the case with Paramount, who have announced that Missions Impossible 5, originally scheduled for a December 2015 release, will now land in theaters in July. It will release on 31 July in the US, to be exact, so expect it to drop in SA shortly after.

There’s no reason given for the date change, but perhaps its just Paramount’s aim to avoid the holiday competition, most notably Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although Mission Impossible will now be opening one week before the anticipated Fantastic Four reboot from Fox.

The new Mission: Impossible film sees Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, and teaming up again with his Jack Reacher director, Christopher McQuarrie. Co-starring in the movie are Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames and Rebecca Ferguson. Will Staples and Drew Pearce have penned the script for this one.

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