It’s just another day in the office as Tom Cruise rides his motorbike along a mountain’s edge and then, naturally, drives right off it.
The new trailer for the seventh film in the Mission Impossible saga is packed with the expected death-defying and jaw-dropping stunts.
Most of which, we know by now, are performed by the daredevil star himself.
However, there is also a creeping sense of doom hanging over the first official full-length promo for Dead Reckoning: Part One from the opening declaration:
“We’re the sum of our choices… And we can not escape the past. Ethan, this mission of your is gonna cost you dearly.”
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The actor and his character Ethan Hunt both like a motorbike, but the trailer is also packed with dazzling car chases and trains going off bridges.
Nothing less than the highest of octanes will suit for the farewell to Ethan and his plucky pals from the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).
Mission Impossible Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie is back at the helm with regulars Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames returning as Benji and Luther. Vanessa Kirby’s slippery Alanna Mitsopolis is also up to her usual tricks.
Rebecca Ferguson is back as Ethan’s latest love Ilsa Faust, but there is a new femme fatale on the scene – who also overlapped with Cruise’s personal life.
Hayley Atwell makes her series debut as Grace. So far all we know is from McQuarrie who says she is a “destructive force of nature”, while Atwell called her character’s loyalties “somewhat ambiguous.”
The British actress and Cruise dated on and off from 2020 to July 2022.
Sean Harris will be tough to top as the villainous Solomon Kane, but Ethan’s new nemesis is Gabriel, played by Esai Morales, allied with Guardians of the Galaxy’s Pom Klementieff as a villain hunting Ethan and Grace.
The plot revolves around a catastrophic global nuclear threat, but will weave in dark threads from Ethan’s own past one last time.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE DEAD RECKONING PART 1 IS OUT ON JULY 12. PART 2 WILL BE RELEASED ON JUNE 28, 2024