The Mission: Impossible movies have become synonyms with crazy-ass stunts. Tom Cruise loves to risk his life for our entertainment, and while we know very little about the next two Mission: Impossible sequels, there’s one thing we can all bank on: Tommy Cruise will do some dangerous shit. Director Christopher McQuarrie, who is shooting Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back, recently teased some of the stunts-to-come, promising that Cruise has at least “three obscene things” lined-up that are so wild and dangerous that they make McQuarrie feel like puking. Long live cinema!
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The next two Mission: Impossible sequels continue to bring back familiar friends and foes. Vanessa Kirby, who gave a brief but memorable turn as Alanna Mitsopolis, aka the White Widow, in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is returning for the next two films as well. Christopher McQuarrie is directing Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back, furthering the dangerous adventures of Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt.
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Just when you thought the cast of the upcoming back-to-back Mission: Impossible sequels couldn’t get any better, director Christopher McQuarrie digs back into the past for a real stunner.
In the original Mission: Impossible, agent Ethan Hunt was framed as a mole in the IMF, and he was pursued aggressively by agency director Eugene Kittridge. He was quite a ruthless character, but only to enemies of the IMF, and once Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) was revealed to be the real mole, all was forgiven. However, something from the past will be bubbling to the surface in the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels, because Henry Czerny is returning as Kittridge in both of the upcoming movies. Read More »
The cast of the upcoming back-to-back sequels in the Mission: Impossible franchise is already stacked. Tom Cruise is still leading the charge as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, and he’ll have Rebecca Ferguson back at his side as MI6 agent Ilsa Faust. But the sequels will also feature new cast members like Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham and Nicholas Hoult. Thankfully, it won’t be all new faces in the upcoming sequels though, as one of Ethan Hunt’s most reliable counterparts has been confirmed to return.
Simon Pegg will be part of at least the seventh installment of the upcoming Mission: Impossible franchise, reprising his role as Benji Dunn, the IMF tech guy turned field agent who always has the best gadgets, but doesn’t always use them as efficiently as he should. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bit:
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout editor Eddie Hamilton is returning for the next two films as well.
- The Purge 5 has a new cast member…
- …And so does The Matrix 4!
- There’s going to be a sequel series for Thirtysomething, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- Catch up with the Bad Boys before Bad Boys For Life.
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Paramount Pictures surprised the hell out of us earlier this year by announcing back-to-back sequels for the Mission: Impossible franchise being released one year apart in the summers of 2021 and 2022. And they’ve been surpring us even more by adding a few impressive names to the cast.
The upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels cast has officially added Joker co-star and Boardwalk Empire cast member Shea Whigham to the growing ensemble cast. And yes, he’ll be in both of the sequels. Read More »
It’s time for yet another very attractive person to accept a Mission (or two). Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and was recently seen in the new season of Black Mirror, has joined the Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 casts, according to director Christopher McQuarrie. Specifics of Klementieff’s role have yet to be revealed, but we’re guessing it will involve tons of kicking, punching, and of course, running. Lots and lots of running.
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Yesterday, CBS and Viacom announced a new merger, marking a reunion between the two corporate entities for the first time in almost thirteen years. A new company called ViacomCBS will emerge (pending the finalization of the deal), and brands like Paramount Pictures, CBS, Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more will all be under the same umbrella.
Now the iconic Star Trek brand, which had previously been split between those two companies, will be all in one place again. Here’s how the new merger may end up affecting popular franchises like Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Read More »
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a Captain Marvel VFX breakdown showing the creation of environments, vehicles, characters like Goose the cat, and the transformation of Skrulls. Plus, see what professional musician Penn Jillette thinks of the magic on display in movies like The Prestige and Ant-Man and the Wasp, take a retrospective look at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Read More »
(Welcome to Queering the Scene, a series that explores LGBTQ themes and content in films of all kinds…especially where you least expect it.)
Queer representation in cinema has often been problematic. As a result of queer coding, the LGBTQ+ community was often portrayed as violent, threatening, and abhorrent, an active threat to civilized heteronormative society. But queer coding isn’t a new concept. In fact, its roots lay deep within film history.
Those roots will eventually take us to Mission: Impossible II of all things. But first, we need to look back. Far back.
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