Mission: Impossible 6 continues the ever indefatigable Tom Cruise action film franchise that kicked off way back in 1996 with director Brian De Palma’s film adaptation of a popular–but even then antiquated–TV spy series. After high-profiles helmers such as John Woo, J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird followed in the decades-spanning blockbuster sequels, the acclaimed fifth film in 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation injected new life into the franchise with the acquisition of its would-be first recurring director, Christopher McQuarrie, who will direct Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Consequently, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is carrying over the aesthetic and outlook of the previous film. Indeed, Tom Cruise’s astoundingly durable secret agent Ethan Hunt will see more slick, fantastical-tech-wielding, laser-grid-dodging suspense, joined by a gaggle of familiar faces, along with an impressive array of newcomers!
Mission: Impossible 6 News
Mission: Impossible – Fallout has released a new featurette, conveying the sheer scope of the planning, resources and effort involved for just one of the film’s many stunts. This time, we’re treated to a behind-the-scenes look at star Tom Cruise’s HALO (High Altitude Low Open Sky) jump, a typically infiltrative skydive from 25,000 feet in the air at 165 mph.
While Ethan Hunt may be able fly by the seat of his pants for whatever insane stunt with which he’s tasked, Tom Cruise, the actor (as would anyone,) needed prep… A LOT of prep. Cruise started the process by rehearsing the jump in gigantic (office-building-sized,) wind tunnel; a necessary prepatory tool for a process that would require him to wear a specially-made device to prevent hypoxia and the bends, ultimately making 100 actual jumps from planes to nail the scene. – On top of that, it’s a nighttime sequence, requiring a shoot in which the perfect lighting manifests in an extremely short window.
Without a doubt, Cruise and the crew deserve props for the sheer amount of detail that went into this stunt alone. Of course, if you’re clamoring for more, you can witness another insanely intricate process with the previous featurette about the film’s helicopter stunt (embedded below in the trailer section).
Mission: Impossible 6 Release Date
Mission: Impossible – Fallout will arrive in theaters on July 27, 2018.
Mission: Impossible 6 Cast
Mission: Impossible- Fallout returnees include Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Feguson as Ilsa Faust, Ving Rhames as Luther Stickwell, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley and, intriguingly enough, Sean Harris as Solomon Lane–the villain of previous entry Rogue Nation. However, anyone expecting Jeremy Renner’s William Brandt will be disappointed, since commitment to Marvel mega-movie Avengers: Infinity War will keep the actor away from this M:I outing.
The first official look at the assembled Mission: Impossible – Fallout arrived last July, posted by director Christopher McQuarrie and by star Tom Cruise. With Cruise’s Ethan Hunt standing at point, the assembled team behind him (pictured left to right,) are Simon Pegg’s Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust and Ving Rhames’s Luther Stickwell.
The casting of Cavill seemingly occurred in real-time for everyone to witness on social media in a playful, but productive Instagram exchange with director Christopher McQuarrie. Cavill is of course the current occupant of the cinematic Superman tights, has already put in a Mission: Impossible-worthy performance as the iconic 1960s television spy Napoleon Solo in the 2015 reboot movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Cavill, who could legally not shave his mustasche for this film while doing the Justice League reshoots, will play August Walker in the film, a CIA agent who “goes rogue” in an attempt to assassinate Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt in order to cover up a failed American mission.
The invaluable Angela Bassett of What’s Love Got to Do with It, Malcolm X, and American Horror Story has also been cast in an unspeicified role.
Vanessa Kirby has been cast as an unnamed character, which will apparently be a lead role in the film. Kirby comes into the film off momentum from her performance as Princess Margaret on Netflix’s Golden Globe-winning historical royal drama series The Crown, previously seen in films such as 2015’s Everest, 2014’s Queen & Country and 2013’s About Time.
Sian Brooke is an unnamed character who will supposedly have a “key role” in the film.
Brooke comes into the film off her performance as the secret villainess Eurus Holmes on the BBC’s Sherlock in Season 4 of the series. The character, the institutionalized younger sister of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes, wielded a frightening genius-level intellect, implementing sisterly enmity toward him with intricately sadistic machinations. Thus, the idea of Brooke playing a villain in M:I 6 is more than feasible.
Brooke also notably fielded the Sherlock role shortly after appearing on stage (and a subsequent TV movie,) in a celebrated production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing the madness-afflicted love interest Ophelia opposite Cumberbatch’s starring role as the revenge-fueled Danish prince.
Michelle Monaghan will be accepting the call of IMF again in Mission: Impossible – Fallout as Julia, the wife of Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. The role reprisal comes after the former franchise co-star Monaghan was notably absent in 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and only had a cameo in the film before that.
Monaghan’s first run as Julia in Mission: Impossible III took a page out of True Lies/Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Ethan’s new wife Julia being unaware that she was married to a secret agent… well until she is kidnapped in a plot line that was far less progressive than either of those films. But she returned again for a cameo in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol where it is revealed that she and Ethan have divorced, and she faked her death so as to be safe. Presumably, she’s coming out of the supposed afterlife to help Ethan one more time. Although with Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa now a main cast member, perhaps it will be about getting closure?
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Trailer
Here’s the latest trailer!
Embedded below is the previous Mission Impossible – Fallout trailer, which is absurdly abundant in intensty!
Stunning locales, threats of global annihilation… Henry Cavill’s mustache! These things are but a small sampling of the action and suspense on display in the Mission: Impossible – Fallout trailer. While this magnificent montage of adrenaline also showcases the print footage of the building-jumping stunt that famously left Tom Cruise sidelined, it also cuts to the colossal crescendo of Cruise’s Ethan Hunt hanging off a moving helicopter!
And the above promo material comes in the form of a behind-the-scenes video, focusing on the spectacular stunt in question. As the clip reveals, Tom Cruise not only hangs off the Huey, but ends up in the cockpit, piloting the craft himself (for real), making an array of ill-advised twists and turns. Meanwhile, the elaborately-planned air stunt isn’t exactly safe for the crew, which consists of pilots who follow Cruise closely in the air, just a few feet apart, leaving NO margin for error.
Mission: Impossible 6 Story
This is the first synopsis released for the film:
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.