‘Mission Impossible 7’: Tom Cruise’s love letter to Venice

(Tom Cruise in MI:7)

After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mission Impossible 7, which stars Tom Cruise, finally resumed production in Venice.

The Paramount tentpole film was originally scheduled to lens in “The City of Canals” last March, but like other productions was forced to shut down.

However, the mission is back and very possible.

After a brief stop in Rome, 430 cast and crew descended upon Venice by boats to film a major set-piece in the highly anticipated action film.

On the first day back in action, megastar Cruise arrived and was incredibly kind to the fans, taking pictures. Kids, arriving home from school were surprised to see the star in their city. This production brought happy moments to a difficult time. Cruise even referred to this part of the production as a “love letter to Venice.” Watch the video below:

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The locations around Venice vary, but the one that stood out was Palazzo Ducale (The Doge’s Palace). It is one of the most important buildings in Venice, located at the famous San Marco Square.

The Doge’s Palace was built in Venetian Gothic style, and remains one of the major landmarks of the city of Venice. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. It was built in 1340, and extended and modified in the following centuries.

Currently a museum, the palace is the very symbol of Venice and has a masterpiece Gothic architecture with an incredible variety of priceless paintings.

(Reel 360 exclusive photos by Aymara Limma)

The gorgeous location was set up with approximately 7,000 candles for a scene that we all are very much looking forward to watch.

Interestingly, was the use of bicycles and drones to film as the use of those two are  forbidden in the city.

Word from the secretive production was that a re-shoot was necessary – an entirely different scene – because someone was able to take photos and film the rolling of a scene.

We don’t want to be a spoiler of this master piece with this incredible cast, but we can’t barely wait for the breath taking images from these amazing team directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

The number of Covid-19 cases are increasing in Europe for the second round, causing the government of Italy to increase the restrictions in order to control the spread of the virus. With a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM, the city was empty as production continued.

Venice will be eternally grateful to Tom Cruise and all the incredible team and crew of MI:7.

Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick) returns as Ethan Hunt, as well as fellow returning star Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), who is set to reprise her role as Ilsa Faust alongside franchise newcomers Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame), Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Endgame), Shea Whigham (Joker) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Dark Phoenix). Henry Czerny (Sharp Objects) was also recently confirmed to reprise his role as Eugene Kittridge from the first film.

No word yet on who will actually make up Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) team for his seventh and eighth (and probably final) adventures, but it’s more probable than not that some combination of Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Jeremy Renner (William Brandt), Angela Bassett (Erica Sloane), Vanessa Kirby (White Widow), Paula Patton (Jane Carter) and/or Maggie Q (Zhen Lei) will also be back in some capacity.

Both sequels are expected to film back-to-back, with Mission: Imposssible 7 set to light the fuse in theaters on July 23, 2021 while its sequel, Mission: Impossible 8, will open the following summer on August 5, 2022. 

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Reel 360 international Correspondent Aymara Limma was born in Rio de Janeiro and is known as “The Brazilian Firecracker” because of her incredible energy and passion.