The Real 360 News team has long held the belief that Tom Cruise and his Mission Impossible partner, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, have been doing James Bond better than James Bond. As much as we enjoyed Daniel Craig’s last turn as 007 in No Time to Die, the franchise lately just does not hold a candle to the adventures of the IMF (Impossible Missions Force). And now we have proof, in the form of the first trailer from Paramount.
In the new trailer, which debuted during CinemaCon last month, we see Ethan Hunt (Cruise) in full-throttle action being chased across the desert on horseback. This is intercut with boss Eugene Kittredge (Henry Czerny) challenging Ethan to choose a side — controlling the truth or fighting for the greater good.
We then see quick snippets of co-stars Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, and Simon Pegg all in various action set-pieces. Finally, there is a death-defying motorcycle stunt and a cliff. And of course, there is lots of Cruise running. Cruise and McQuarrie are still embracing practical stunts and effects.
Watch the thrilling teaser below:
Newcomers to the franchise include the aforementioned Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame; Captain America: The First Avenger) as Grace, Shea Whigham (Perry Mason; Marvel’s Agent Carter), Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Endgame;Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Esai Morales (Titans; La Bamba), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2; Hobbs & Shaw), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride; Saw), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Carnival Row), Mark Gatiss (The Father; The Favourite), Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick; Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Greg Tarzan Davis (Top Gun: Maverick; Grey’s Anatomy).
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One chooses to accept the mission on July 14, 2023; with the expected franchise finale, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, set to arrive the following year on June 28, 2024.
The trailer will be attached to screenings of Top Gun: Maverick this week.