The monstrous action franchise Mission: Impossible is currently in the midst of filming its next untitled sequel. Filming for these movies have spanned all over the world, with some of the most exotic cities and locations taking center stage, and thanks to Tom Cruise, we can now add another to that list.
Franchise star Cruise took to his Twitter yesterday to thank New Zealand and the amazing people in it for letting them film there, as they now move on to their next location, London. Production started in Paris earlier this year, where a very specific sequence was captured. From there they moved on to New Zealand, which brought more than just one tease from director Christopher McQuarrie of some kind of gigantic stunt, possibly the classic hard-to-be-possible Tom Cruise stunt that these movies always feature (Abu Dubai in Ghost Protocol, plane sequence in Rogue Nation). And now filming proceeds to London, where the bulk of the shoot will take place, but before officially leaving, Cruise took to his social media to reveal the first official look at the returning team of Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, Simon Pegg’s Benji, Rebecca Ferguson’s Isla Foust, and Ving Rhames’ Luther.
While I do get excited about the image, it actually bums me out more than getting me excited because of one reason, no Jeremy Renner. I really enjoy Renner as a supporting actor, as he’s played so many times, but unfortunately he ins’t returning due to scheduling conflicts with both the comedy Tag and the massive MCU film Avengers: Infinity War. Luckily, the extra brass that Renner brought to the franchise will be replaced by the super muscle of Henry Cavill. But don’t count out Renner just yet, who could have or could easily shoot a cameo or a few scenes. It’s backed by the fact that the cast for the sixth installment has been kept pretty quiet, with only a handful of names revealed outside of those returning, which include Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, and the return of Michelle Monaghan, who plays Ethan Hunt’s wife. Either way, the cast for this untitled movie is filled with talent from top to bottom, and it makes for not just an exciting action film, but film in general due to the craftsmanship of director Christopher McQuarrie.
What do you think? After checking out the new image, as well as the others the cast and crew have posted, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Do you like the cast? Are you looking forward to yet another Mission: Impossible? What kind of crazy stunt do you hope to see? McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 6 will be released on July 27th, 2018.