Paramount Pictures used part of its CinemaCon presentation this morning to reveal the title of Christopher McQuarrie’s seventh Mission: Impossible movie – Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1.
An early trailer for the movie was screened to attendees, but this is rumored to have been a CinemaCon exclusive so it is unclear whether it will appear online any time soon. For those of you not lucky enough to be there, this is how it plays out.
Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and Henry Czerny’s Eugene Kittridge, who is back for the first time since Mission: Impossible in 1996, are facing off in a room full of some kind of mist. Kittridge is giving Hunt some pretty blunt feedback:
“Your days of fighting for the so-called greater good are over. This is our chance to control the truth, the concepts of right and wrong for everyone for centuries to come. You’re fighting to save an ideal that doesn’t exist. Never did. You need to pick a side.”
Given that he has saved the world six times before how about maybe they stop treating him like sh*t, start believing him when he has a hunch, and maybe stop disavowing him and his team in every damn movie?
Still, the plot is never important in Mission: Impossible. What is important is what are the latest extreme sports that Cruise has managed to convince Paramount to pay for him to try.
The trailer apparently does not disappoint here, as we are shown glimpses of battles in the sand-swept desert, a series of underwater explosions, green gas bombs blowing up, standard Ethan Hunt sprinting through candle-lit hallways, the usual car chase on cobblestone streets, Ethan Hunt fighting on top of a train, and then THAT motorcycle stunt that has been teased for years in clips and behind the scenes reels.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt, all of whom will reprise their roles from the previous films.
Newcomers include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Cary Elwes.
You can watch Ethan Hunt get disavowed, jump off something tall, drive something fast, and trick somebody with a rubber mask… again… from July 14, 2023. The sequel, which will be the final movie in the franchise, is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2024.