SAG-AFTRA Strike Fallout: Aiming $240M Start, ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’ to Halt Production for Part 2

Published 07/15/2023, 4:00 PM EDT

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Tom Cruise will have to wait a bit more to save the world once more. The celebrated lead of the Mission: Impossible series finds himself confronted with an obstacle – a strike called by the Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). However, the expectation of a $240M launch for the movie now seems far-fetched with every passing day.

The potential delay carries implications both for the film and its leading actor. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two is expected to culminate the franchise boasting an array of scenes that have never been captured on screen before. After an enthralling release of its first part recently, fans and the star himself are equally awaiting the next installment of the franchise.

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The destiny of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two currently hangs in balance. Fans have expressed concerns over the movie’s schedule. Others have also extended their support to the strike too. Though Tom Cruise patiently waits for his mission to recommence, he might find himself contemplating whether it remains ‘possible’ after all.

If this strike persists for an extended period, it could jeopardize the movie’s momentum and its viewership. Furthermore, Tom Cruise’s advancing age adds another layer of concern; he will be turning 62 in 2024. Demanding roles may affect his physical endurance when he undertakes them. Furthermore, his steadfast support for studios and opposition to the union’s demands may come under scrutiny given other actors are in support.

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T strike’s effect has even worse, far-reaching consequences.

How the SAG-AFTRA strike is affecting Hollywood

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The strike marks the first time in decades that actors and writers have joined forces to advocate for improved compensation and working conditions specifically related to streaming television and movies. The destiny of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two as well as countless other Hollywood productions including Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 and director James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy – which Gunn recently shrugged offhinges on the ability of both parties to swiftly reach a resolution. This strike not only damages the industry’s financial standing, but also hampers its creative output and cultural influence. Fans may also begin exploring alternative sources of entertainment and inspiration.

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The halted productions are likely causing economic stress to Hollywood. Accordingly, American streaming content and blockbuster movie production will stay on hold unless both parties reach a resolution soon. Moreover, actors on strike are barred from promoting their latest projects. Studios also cannot rewrite or change scripts already submitted as drafts. The expected victims could be massively anticipated blockbusters which were already delayed earlier because of the pandemic.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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