Story and cast details of the project, which has been described as an ‘action-adventure film’, are still unknown.
The director, who has worked with Cruise on the "Mission: Impossible" and "Jack Reacher" franchise, said he had discussed about making an R-rated Reacher movie with the action icon.
From recalling his stellar action performance in 'Top Gun' to crediting him as a person with a "golden heart," Cruise's fans left no stone unturned to make his birthday special.
The news comes after several reports suggested that 'Mission: Impossible 7' will resume filming in September.
"MI 7" was among the major Hollywood projects that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, due to the pandemic, the film is not expected to release by this year-end.
Connelly is essaying the role of Penny Benjamin, Maverick's love interest, who is a single mother and owner of a bar.
According to Deadline, the 57-year-old actor is reportedly working with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop a film shot in outer space.
In February, the shooting on the seventh film in Italy was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Dwayne Johnson said that at the time Tom Cruise was 'biggest movie star in the world, and I was not.'
The 57-year-old actor Tom Cruise took to Twitter to make the announcement about the sequel to his film.
'Maverick' will be set in a world of drone technology and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting, with Cruise portraying a flight instructor.
The studio has given the upcoming seventh instalment of the franchise the release date of July 23, 2021, whereas an eighth instalment, will be released on August 5, 2022.
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise is reprising his role of secret agent Ethan Hunt in the seventh movie
The Hollywood star took to Instagram to share a new poster of the film. Maverick is seen leaning against a vintage World War II Plane.