Tom Cruise is reportedly in a rush to finish shooting Mission: Impossible 7 in just three weeks.
Due to several delays in the shooting schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there would be only 21 days left to complete the film.
A source told The sun: ‘Mission: Impossible has suffered so many delays that there is now enormous pressure to be ready on time.
Busy: Tom Cruise is reportedly in a rush to finish shooting Mission: Impossible 7 in just three weeks (pictured on set in April)
“Tom and the team are pulling their hair out. Some of the crew work as an agency and are already booked to move on to new projects.
“Without them, Tom will keep scurrying around looking for a replacement. And if that weren’t enough, he has his own scheduling conflicts.’
The source added that with Top Gun 2 set to be released in November, Tom should begin promotional work for the film soon.
While most of the next Mission: Impossible has already been filmed, there would be one last major scene where a speeding train was driven over the edge of a cliff.
Production: Due to several delays in the shooting schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there would be only 21 days left to finish the film
MailOnline has reached out to a Tom Cruise representative for comment.
It comes after Tom was reportedly forced to self-isolate for two weeks after 14 people on the UK set of Mission: Impossible 7 tested positive for coronavirus.
The actor is said to have filmed a day with four dancers shooting scenes in a nightclub for the upcoming movie, which later tested positive.
Filming of the new episode took place at Longcross Studios in Chertsey, Surrey and production was halted and the 60-strong team self-isolated amid the positive tests.
Pressure: A source told The Sun: ‘Mission: Impossible has suffered so many delays, there is now enormous pressure to finish on time’
Mission: Impossible 7 movies have been hit by several setbacks and delays during the Covid pandemic, with location shooting in Italy, the UK and Norway.
In December, it was reported that five crew members had quit after Tom launched into two tirades.
The actor is said to have stripped staff after he caught them violating Britain’s Covid rules at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
A source claimed that after news of the initial eruption was made public, there was “more anger” over the already “tense” production.
An insider said: ‘The tension has been building for months and this was the last straw. Since it went public, there has been more anger and several staff members have gone out on foot.
They added: “Tom and the team are pulling their hair out. Part of the crew is an agency and is already booked to move on to new projects’ (pictured in 2018)
“But Tom just can’t take it anymore after all the effort they’ve gone through to keep filming. He’s angry that others don’t take it as seriously as he does.’
They added that Tom feels responsible for the production after putting so much time and money into taking precautions so the team can film.
It was previously reported that the Hollywood star berated employees who disobeyed social distancing rules while filming at the Warner Bros. studio.
MailOnline contacted Tom’s representatives at the time for further comment.
Tom later spoke of his outburst in an interview with Empire magazine, stating, “I said what I said. There was a lot at stake then. But it wasn’t my entire crew. I had the crew leave the set and they were just select people.’
Scene: While most of the next Mission: Impossible has already been filmed, there is said to be one last major scene where a speeding train was driven over the edge of a cliff
‘And here we are, we continue filming. I also do Zoom parties and children’s parties, you know!’ he joked.
It comes after Tom reportedly had to call security to deal with intruders who broke into the massive Mission: Impossible 7 in Yorkshire.
The film was shot in the village of Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire, with the film using Darlton Quarry for some stunt scenes.
A source told The Sun that because the area was so large, it was difficult to seal it off and prevent daredevils from attempting to climb the production’s equipment.
They explained: “So intruders have gone in and tried to climb the rigs and equipment set up for the stunts.
Trespassers: It comes after Tom reportedly had to call security to deal with intruders breaking into the massive Mission: Impossible 7 set in Yorkshire
“Last week the police were called for one incident and then Tom had to step in when it happened again.
“Maybe there should be extra security… Besides being a security nightmare, Tom and the team don’t want any delays in filming.”
The second incident cited by the source reportedly involved two intruders “clambering” all over the set, but security was on site to get them out.
MailOnline contacted Tom Cruise’s representative at the time for further comment.
In February, it was reported that plans to shoot down MI7 in the Middle East had been called off after production workers ‘demand’ to return to the UK before the mandatory 10-day hotel quarantine rules are enforced.
Filming: Crew began shooting scenes in February 2020, a few weeks prior to the first global lockdown, and production has been delayed several times due to the pandemic
The Sun reported that studio managers were forced to hire a private jet to ensure staff could go home.
A source told the publication: “The whole production has yet another problem and there are revolts among the cast and crew.
“Morale is really down and a lot of the younger employees who don’t make the big bucks feel it’s not worth it anymore.”
Crew first started shooting scenes in February 2020, a few weeks prior to the first global lockdown, and production has been delayed several times due to the pandemic.
Mission: Impossible 7 is currently scheduled for release on May 27, 2022, and Mission: Impossible 8 is expected to follow on July 7, 2023.
Release: Mission: Impossible 7 is currently scheduled for release on May 27, 2022, and Mission: Impossible 8 is expected to follow on July 7, 2023