Mission Impossible 8 has been delayed almost a year, from June 28, 2024 to May 23, 2025.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has also opted to scrub the 'Dead Reckoning Part Two' part of the movie's title, with a new title expected to be announced at a later date. The reason for the title change is unclear, but it might be relevant to note that Mission Impossible 7, titled Dead Reckoning Part One, failed to perform at the box office this year. It's been estimated by Variety that the movie failed to turn a profit in ticket sales.
As for the delay, it likely can be attributed at least in part to the SAG-AFTRA strike which recently surpassed 100 days.
As is usually the case with big-budget movie release date changes, this isn't an isolated delay. The horror spinoff A Quiet Place: Day One was moved from March 8, 2024 to Dead Reckoning's old release date of June 28, 2024. The fantasy comedy IF, starring Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski, moved up just a week to May 17, 2024, and an untitled Spongebob Squarepants movie was delayed from May 23, 2025 to December 19, 2025.
Mission Impossible 8 will yet again star Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. Other cast members expected to return for the sequel include Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Vanessa Kirby.