jeremy renner in mission impossible fallout

Two of the biggest blockbusters of this summer have one actor who is conspicuously absent — and it happens to be the same person. After the resounding echoes of “Where is Hawkeye?” died off following the release of Avengers: Infinity WarJeremy Renner finds himself missing from yet another tentpole sequel: Mission: Impossible – Fallout. And now writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has finally revealed why we won’t see Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible Fallout.

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Mission Impossible Stunts

Tom Cruise loves risking his life for our entertainment, and no film series has awarded him the opportunity to do this more than Mission: Impossible. In each new Mission, Cruise increases the chances of premature death by throwing himself into dangerous situations. A new Mission: Impossible stunts highlight reel showcases all the crazy stuff Cruise did for Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

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About halfway through Mission: Impossible – Fallout, I found myself thinking that I’d happily watch Tom Cruise run for the film’s entire duration. In fairness, that’s pretty much what he does as he reprises the role of Ethan Hunt, but I mean it literally. Tom Cruise runs with the kind of mania that means it’s unsurprising he broke his ankle leaping from building to building while filming Fallout — and then kept running in order to save the take — or that he actually jumped out of a plane at 25,000 feet for another sequence in the movie. He runs so fast that it’s impossible not to go along with him. (And he knows it, too. His Twitter and Instagram bios read: “Running in movies since 1981.”)

That energy sustains almost the entirety of Fallout. Directed by Rogue Nation’s Christopher McQuarrie, Fallout does nothing if not cement Mission: Impossible as the greatest franchise we currently have, and manages it by leaning fully into the near-demented earnestness given tangible shape in Cruise’s running. It hurtles along at such a breakneck speed that it might as well combust, and that even talking about it almost feels like spoiling it, as the temptation is to name every insane set piece in simple awe.

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In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Jason Blum, the man who produced Halloween, wants you to know Halloween is very good. Why would he lie?
  • Amy Adams offers an update on the Enchanted sequel.
  • Sylvester Stallone gets his own Creed II poster.
  • Stallone also provides an update on the next Rambo movie, because the past never dies.
  • Social media expert Dwayne Johnson welcomes Idris Elba to Hobbs and Shaw.
  • Steven Spielberg gave the O.K. to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s twist.
  • Netflix’s Godzilla anime sequel now has a release date.
  • Want to see a blurry set pic of Chris Hemsworth filming Men in Black? Of course you do.
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout has a new IMAX poster featuring Tommy Cruise doing dangerous stuff.
  • Behold a new image from The Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • Grumpy Gus Terry Gilliam reveals he once turned down an Alien sequel.

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Mission Impossible Fallout clip

Tom “Tommy” Cruise is at it again. The seemingly immortal actor is giving a middle finger to death and jumping out of a damn plane, all for the sake of entertainment. A new Mission: Impossible – Fallout clip features Cruise performing one of the film’s most terrifying stunts – jumping out of a plane flying close to 30,000 feet, going about 220 MPH. And that’s not all! There’s also a clip of Cruise punching people and getting punched himself! What more do you need?

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout Featurette

In just two weeks, the blockbuster summer will begin wrapping up with the eagerly anticipated action sequel Mission: Impossible – Fallout. And a new sneak peek at the movie shows us that we’re going to end the season with a bang.

A new Mission: Impossible – Fallout featurette focuses on Ethan Hunt’s reliable team, who face a formidable new threat. Franchise star Tom Cruise notes that the core team consists of Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, but Rebecca Ferguson is back this time too. And they’ll need all the help they can get since Henry Cavill looks like quite the force to be reckoned with, especially with that deadly mustache. Read More »

Mission Impossible Fallout early buzz

Until now, each entry in Tom Cruise‘s ongoing Mission: Impossible franchise has been directed by a different person. But that changes with this month’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the first entry to bring back a returning filmmaker in writer/director Christopher McQuarrie. This is one of /Film’s most anticipated movies of the year, and now the first Mission Impossible Fallout early buzz has arrived from the film’s premiere in Paris. Read More »

Mission Impossible featurette

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to grab tickets for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the latest film where Tom Cruise laughs in the face of death. Tickets for the spy-sequel are on sale right now, and there’s a new behind-the-scenes featurette as well. Watch the Mission: Impossible featurette below.

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Dinosaurs and secret agents aren’t a combo that would usually work, but in IMAX they both look stunning. Audiences seeing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in IMAX this weekend will be treated to a special sneak peek of the one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the season.

IMAX has announced that it will play an exclusive Mission: Impossible – Fallout sneak peek ahead of showings of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. But don’t expect to see it if you bought tickets for a regular showing — this is in IMAX theaters only. Read More »

With every new glimpse we get at Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it looks like Tom Cruise is doing more stunts than he’s ever done in a single adventure as agent Ethan Hunt. Our latest looks at the action sequel comes in the form of a featurette showing us how ole Tommy Cruise threw himself out a plane at 25,000 feet, performing what is called a high altitude, low open skydive. Read More »