The Mission: Impossible franchise just keeps on chugging on and, at 55-years-old, star Tom Cruise is showing no plans to slow down anytime soon. Today, the iconic actor revealed the official title of the sixth film in the series and released the first image from the new movie.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout is the title of the upcoming film, which is once again written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
The first four films in the series all had different directors (and mostly different writers), but Fallout will be the second Mission: Impossible film for McQuarrie after 2015’s Rogue Nation.
As you might expect, the first image from the film (released by Cruise on his Instagram page) showcases the actor taking on a crazy mid-air stunt.
“We’ve upped the ante for the sixth #MissionImpossible. I can’t wait for you guys to see more,” says the caption accompanying the photo.
Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris all return to roles they’ve played in the prior Mission: Impossible films.
Superman star Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, Sian Brooke and Angela Bassett are newcomers to the cast in Mission: Impossible — Fallout.
In fact, this is the movie that caused Cavill to have some unfortunate CGI work on his upper lip in November’s Justice League film.
Paramount refused to let the actor shave his Mission: Impossible mustache for the Justice League reshoots, leaving Warner Bros. to hastily remove it via CGI.
Fallout is expected to explore more of lead character Ethan Hunt’s backstory, with the short synopsis: “The best intentions often come back to haunt you.”
Jeremy Renner, who appeared in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation had to drop out of the new film due to conflicts with his work on the new Avengers films. Mission: Impossible — Fallout will arrive in theaters on July 27, 2018.