Hollywood heartthrob, Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt will reportedly return in the seventh intallment of the Mission Impossible franchise titled - ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’.
As per the latest reports, Paramount Pictures revealed that the tentpole's official title during its Thursday presentation at CinemaCon, the annual trade show for theatre owners.
Cruise, who is usually a regular presence at the convention in Las Vegas, wasn't in attendance, reports Variety.
In contrast, he attended last year's CinemaCon to talk up the death-defying stunts in Mission: Impossible 7 before the movie's release date was pushed back by a year due to Covid.
During the same, he was excited about driving a motorcycle off a cliff in Norway, an antic he called "far and away the most dangerous thing I`ve attempted."
Interestingly, audiences even got a sneak of the anxiety-inducing moment - and more - in the high-stakes trailer, which hasn't been made available to the public. However, Cruise’s stunts have reportedly turned outrageous and everyone in the room laughed when Ethan Hunt nose dives off a cliff while on his motorcycle and then free-falls into the abyss.
General audiences will be able to watch the teaser in front of Top Gun: Maverick, which hits theatres on May 27.
Meanwhile, the plot details for MI7are quite ambiguous, Hunt and his team of operatives are again faced with an existential threat.
Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct Mission: Impossible - 7 after steering the franchise's fifth and sixth installment - 2015's Rogue Nation and 2018's Fallout.
The recently viewed trailer is reported to be packed with action-packed footage, including vintage-looking trains flying off tracks, deadly emerald-coloured clouds of biochemical weapons, and plenty of brutal street combat.
Along with Cruise, who once again stars as an IMF agent known to occasionally hang off airplanes and skyscrapers, MI stars Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Frederick Schmidt will also return.
Newcomers to the franchise include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss and Cary Elwes.
The latest addition to the MI franchise has been delayed several times during the pandemic, is scheduled to open in theatres on July 14, 2023.
Dead Reckoning Part Two, as it will presumably be called, is set to be released on June 28, 2024.
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