Paramount Pictures released the official title and first image for its upcoming sixth “Mission: Impossible” film.
“Mission: Impossible—Fallout” catches up with Ethan Hunt and his team after one of their impossible missions goes wrong.
Tom Cruise reprises his role as the super spy and master of disguise, Ethan. He first launched the franchise in 1996. The original film was an adaptation of the television series from the 1960s. Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, was written for the film.
Ving Rhames also returns to the sixth installment as computer genius Luther. Besides Cruise, Rhames is the only actor to appear in all six “M:I” films. Simon Pegg joined the franchise in “Mission: Impossible III” and has played tech expert Benji Dunn ever since.
Several characters introduced in “Rogue Nation” will return for “Fallout.” Alec Baldwin was introduced as the CIA director bent on ending the IMF program. Rebecca Ferguson was a foreign agent with impressive skills. Sean Harris also returns as Solomon Lane, one of the leaders of the Syndicate. He is the first villain to appear in more than one “M:I” film.
Also returning for the first time since a brief, uncredited cameo in “Ghost Protocol” is Michelle Monaghan. In “Mission: Impossible III,” Monaghan was Ethan’s fiancée, Julia. In “Ghost Protocol,” William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) revealed that Julia was killed by terrorists, although this turned out not to be true. There is no word yet on how her return will be explained, or how big of a role she will play in “Fallout.” Renner will not appear in this film due to MCU commitments.
Several new cast members have been added. Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill, and Vanessa Kirby have all been confirmed, although none of their character details have been shared. Cavill will, however, sport the mustache that was digitally removed for “Justice League.”
Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct the newest film. He is the first director to lead more than one of the films. This is his third collaboration with Cruise as a director, after “Rogue Nation” and “Jack Reacher.” He also wrote two other films for Cruise: “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Valkyrie.”
“Mission: Impossible—Fallout” will be in theaters July 27.