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 »
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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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drop even more money on vinyl. Specifically, the Mission: Impossible – Fallout vinyl soundtrack, which is about to HALO-jump onto turntables everywhere thanks to Mondo. Featuring the pulse-quickening film score from Lorne Balfe, the Mission: Impossible – Fallout vinyl soundtrack release goes on sale this week.
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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Has this ever happened to you: you sit down on the couch (or bean bag chair) with your significant other, staring at a blank TV screen. “What shall we watch, my love?” your SO asks. “I dunno, how about security camera footage of an old warehouse?” you suggest. “No, we watched that last weekend,” SO replies. “I want something new. But there are so many options! How can we possibly choose?” “I don’t know,” you shrug. “I guess we should just go to bed. If only Chris Evangelista had been born, then he could offer us some suggestions.”
Oh, did I forget to mention this story takes place in an alternate universe where I was never born? Anyway, lucky for you, I do exist in this universe. And I’ve compiled a whole slew of great titles you can stream right this second. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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After Mission: Impossible – Fallout, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie gave the impression that he was going to take a break from the franchise for a while. That didn’t last, though, because it was soon announced McQuarrie reunite with Tom Cruise yet again, and helm both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 back-to-back. This will no doubt be a daunting feat, and McQuarrie isn’t afraid to admit that.
In a new interview, the filmmaker talks about how he’s feeling the pressure to make sure the franchise earns these back-to-back sequels, and his believe that the new films need to “swallow the last three movies whole.”
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