Simon Pegg Weighs In On Tom Cruise’s Viral Mission: Impossible Rant, As Well As The Movies’ Long AF Shoot

Simon Pegg Weighs In On Tom Cruise’s Viral Mission: Impossible Rant, As Well As The Movies’ Long AF Shoot

Simon Pegg and his company signed up to make two. Mission: ImpossibleThey had seen the movies back-to-back, and they knew it was going to be a long shoot. But no one could have predicted how long. Filming was halted due to the pandemic. We now know what it is called Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning Part One,It was delayed significantly and was finally able to go ahead under new safety and health protocols. We discovered this during production. Tom Cruise followed those protocols VeryTake it seriously and Pegg is now speaking out about the response to Cruise’s rant as much as the statement itself. 

In the early days of production, what was simply called “” Mission: Impossible 7Leaked audio from Tom Cruise’s set shows him getting very angry at his crew members for not following Covid protocol. Speaking with SiriusXM, Simon Pegg found the entire thing quite interesting, because the audio had likely been leaked by somebody trying to show Tom Cruise in a negative light, and it didn’t entirely have that result. Pegg explained… 

They released that audio to Tom as a kind of fuck you. Everyone was actually going. ‘fair enough.’ He was sort of standing up for other people he’s employing. You know, he was a big old [sic]But he was essentially correct. It was an interesting conversation.

Although there were certainly critics of Tom Cruise’s handling of the issue, he was a producer for the film. Mission: Impossiblefranchise, the crew technically does his work. There were many voices who spoke out in support of Cruise.. There was a general feeling that the pandemic was not being taken seriously by people from the start. It was evident that Cruise was applauded a lot. Cruise never attempted to discredit what he said.

The COVID protocols definitely had an impact on the production of these two. Mission: Impossible movies. Filming on part seven was shutdown more than once due to positive tests on the set, and filming has simply gone much slower than we’re used to seeing due to need to quarantine while traveling between nations among other requirements. The result was that the First of the two Mission: Impossible  movies basically took a year to filmSimon Pegg says that part eight will take as long, but it’s just as long. He continues… 

I’m a franchise whore. I’m not meaning to be. It just happened. It is and it isn’t [a sweet gig]. You sign up for stuff, like with Mission: Impossible, we’ve been shooting that since September of 2020. Obviously the pandemic had a big effect on the shoot, but we’ve been soldiering on and it’s going to be amazing. We’re doing two, back-to-back. So now I’m on No. I’m on No. 8 from October next year. You’re kind of stuck with it and as fun as it sounds it can get a little tedious.

Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning Part OneIt will open in less than a yearPart 2 will be out in late June 2024, and part 1 will release in July 2023. The first film has been completed and it seems that this release date is likely. With more delays certainly possible for the second, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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