In a conversation with Discussing Film, the English writer and actor, Pegg, lavished praise on Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, which was delayed numerous times in order to make changes. Pegg compared the two huge-budget blockbusters, predicting that the following spy caper will be a guaranteed success with moviegoers.
“I’m very excited, obviously. I’m glad in a way, I think the success of Top Gun: Maverick has proven to everybody that the right decisions were made in terms of how things have been held back or delayed. Obviously, we need some separation between Top Gun and Mission: Impossible, but they dropped Top Gun at exactly the right moment for it to hit as powerfully.
I mean, not least because it’s a great movie, but it just played so well in terms of getting people back in the theater. By the time Dead Reckoning Part One swings around next year, I think people will be fully back in the movie houses if they’re not already, and we’ll see something utterly spectacular that’s built specifically for the cinema.”
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh film in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and it will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It’s a sequel to 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which was highly praised and dubbed one of the best in the series. When Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One debuts at theaters on July 14, 2023, Pegg will return as IMF field agent Benji Dunn.