We got the official duration of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, and it’s the longest Mission: Impossible movie to date, but it’s still shorter than rumors had predicted.
IGN exclusively reveals that Dead Reckoning Part One will be 2 hours and 36 minutes long without the ending tagline, making it longer than Mission: Impossible Fallout’s 2 hours and 27 minutes. That’s after director and co-writer Christopher McQuarrie confirmed earlier this week that he had pinned the duration of Dead Reckoning Part One in an Instagram post.
The duration of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One has been the subject of a lot of speculation, especially after Paramount Global president Bob Bakish commented in March that the film was “a total thrill ride,” but it was still “too long” at the time (via IndieWire).
Rumors have begun swirling in recent weeks about how long the movie will be, and earlier this week, An unconfirmed tweet allegedly went viral It would be two hours and 45 minutes long, but it’s not the case.
The Mission: Impossible series has seen a slow increase in film length, following a larger trend in Hollywood to deliver blockbusters of around two and a half hours. The first Mission: Impossible movie, released in 1996, was 1 hour and 50 minutes long, a modest 2023, up to 2 hours and 4 minutes with Mission: Impossible 2.
Mission: Impossible 3 was two hours and six minutes long, while Ghost Protocol jumped to two hours and 13 minutes. Rogue Nation bucked the trend a bit with a duration two minutes shorter than Ghost Protocol, before hitting the series’ then-high point with Fallout.
It is noteworthy that Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh film in the series, and it will be shown in cinemas on July 12, after bringing its release date forward by two days recently. As for its second part, and the eighth movie in the series, Dead Reckoning Part Two, it is scheduled to be shown on June 28, 2024.