Mission: Impossible 7 Production Delayed Due To Positive COVID Case

Tom Cruise is likely to be very upset about this.

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In news that is sure to upset Tom Cruise, Paramount has confirmed that it's temporarily paused production on Mission: Impossible 7 due to a positive COVID-19 case.

This comes after leaked audio from the movie set revealed Cruise berating a crew member for apparently failing to adhere to the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. In the leaked audio, Cruise could be heard saying, "I see you do it again, you're f---ing gone!"

The statement from Paramount confirmed that production on Mission: Impossible 7 is halted until June 14. Someone tested positive during the production's routine testing, the statement said, though it did not name the person. "We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation," a spokesperson said (via EW).

Going back to the leaked Cruise audio, the actor could be heard making the case that it was incredibly important to adhere to the guidelines because Hollywood was looking at Mission: Impossible 7 as an example of how to make a movie during the pandemic.

"We are the gold standard!" he said. "They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us," he said. "Because they believe in us and what we're doing. I'm on the phone with every f---ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf---ers! I don't ever want to see it again. Ever!"

Mission: Impossible 7 is due in theaters on May 27, 2022. While we have to wait a while longer to see Cruise in that action movie, he's set to appear in Top Gun Maverick this November.

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