• "Mission: Impossible 7" working title is Libra
  • The production for the film will begin this month
  • IMF boss Kittridge will be back

Production of “Mission: Impossible 7” will begin this month. Tom Cruise will be reprising his role as the iconic Ethan Hunt, and the working title of the film has now been revealed.

According to the latest issue of Production Weekly, the name Christopher McQuarrie has chosen for the movie as a working title is “Libra.” The director is a veteran of the franchise and he previously helmed “Rogue Nation” and “Fallout.”

According to Screen Rant, McQuarrie likes to use zodiac signs as the working title for his movies. He previously used Gemini has the working title for the movie “Fallout.”

The actual title of the film may be revealed after the filming wraps. So far, the plot of the movie has also been kept under wraps. The confirmed cast members include Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust and Vanessa Kirby as White Widow.

Another exciting character for the upcoming film is Kittridge (Henry Czerny). The character was last seen in the first movie from the franchise that was released in 1996. Kittridge was the IMF in the movie and an antagonist to Ethan.

McQuarrie announced the casting of Czerny online, Screen Rant reported. The actor will be returning to the franchise after 20 years. After the 1996 film, the actor has been a part of many popular movies like “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Pink Panther.” He was most recently seen in the 2019 flick “Ready or Not.”

The upcoming movie will also be introducing a set of new characters to the franchise. Nicholas Hunt has been cast in the film, Collider reported. Details about the character he is going to play haven’t been revealed, but he is said to be the main villain.

“Mission: Impossible 7” is set to be released on July 23, 2021. McQuarrie will be filming the next two films back-to-back, and the eight installment will be out by 2022.

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Tom Cruise is pictured attending a screening of “Mission Impossible - Fallout” on July 22 in Washington, DC. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images