Next in the Tom Cruise franchise: Is Christopher McQuarrie filming ‘Mission Impossible 7’ in the UAE?

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DUBAI: “Mission Impossible 7” director Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed that he is currently in the UAE, hinting that his team might be shooting the popular franchise in the country’s capital of Abu Dhabi.

A few days after rumors circulated on social media about the movie being shot in the Gulf country, the filmmaker shared a picture on Instagram on Thursday morning of the fog that has been covering the UAE’s landscapes for the past few weeks.

Neither the director nor the production studios have confirmed or denied the news, but suspicious fans have been taking to McQuarrie’s post to share some of their thoughts.

“Are you and Tom Cruise in space,” wrote one user while another jokingly said: “The modern myths say that Ethan Hunt leapt each building in a single bound after learning how to walk on the clouds.”

This is not the first time the team has shot in the UAE.

After filming scenes from “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in Abu Dhabi in 2018, superstar Tom Cruise appeared in a behind-the-scenes video shared by the production team back then, saying: “We needed the UAE. Had they not stepped in; we would not have been able to accomplish this sequence.”

Not just that, but in 2011, some of the scenes from “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” were filmed in Dubai.

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