Mission: Impossible 6 Targets 2018 Release Date

Master spy Ethan Hunt is coming back for one more round of espionage. As reported by Deadline, Paramount has announced that "Mission: Impossible 6" is on the way and will once again feature Tom Cruise in the lead role. The film, which is the follow-up to 2015's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," will open on July 27, 2018. Tom Cruise was reported to be in talks for the sequel back in September.

But Deadline notes that there's stiff competition already sitting on that July 2018 date. Warner Bros.' DC superhero film "Aquaman" is scheduled for release that day, and Deadline suggests that one of those big tentpole films might just have to move.

Based on the '60s spy TV show of the same name, the "Mission: Impossible" franchise kicked off in 1996 and has released four sequels to date. The most recent installment, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," earned $195M domestically and pulled in a total of $682M worldwide.

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