Movie theaters this summer will see the return of multiple big-budget blockbuster franchises. Jurassic World has already taken a bite out of the box office, breaking records in the first few weeks since its release. Plus, Terminator: Genisys will reboot and rewrite the sci-fi action series later this summer. However, longstanding action brands are also sharing the box office; Furious 7 broke franchise records this spring and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will continue the Tom Cruise-led series.
Cruise returns to his role as Ethan Hunt for the upcoming fifth film, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher). Now, new posters for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation tease the film for both national and international audiences.
Earlier this week, Empire released the IMAX poster for Rogue Nation featuring Cruise alongside new and returning Mission: Impossible cast members. The exceptionally similar international poster was released by CBM yesterday with a slightly different look and fewer faces – plus a French version of the film’s tagline: “Desperate Times. Desperate Measures.”
Cruise’s Hunt is joined by his team members from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), plus his ally Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames). Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) are new to the franchise in Rogue Nation. Take a look at the cast in the IMAX and international posters:
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is already receiving better reactions than its acclaimed predecessor, Ghost Protocol, and Paramount has enough faith in the franchise that another Mission: Impossible film is already in development. Additionally, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol had more success at the international box office than domestically, giving the brand a great deal of global appeal.
With all the blockbusters this summer, the average moviegoer could become overwhelmed the number of action franchises hitting theaters, especially given how many are being revived or continued. However, Mission: Impossible’s brand of espionage-thriller seems to have gained momentum in previous years and if early reactions are any indication, the series will continue to be popular among viewers – whether in the U.S. or not.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation premieres July 31st, 2015.