Mission Impossible 7: Rebecca Ferguson To Return

Recent Mission: Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson confirms she'll be back for Mission: Impossible 7. Ferguson made her debut as special agent Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, where she formed an alliance with Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt. She was the breakout star of the film, with some fans even hoping she might get a spinoff of her own.

Instead of doing a solo movie, Ferguson returned for Mission: Impossible - Fallout last year, though the reunion with Ethan wasn't a smooth one, as their individual missions momentarily made them adversaries. Thankfully, they were able to find common ground and work together to save the world, which ultimately led to them showing their feelings for one another in the process. This is why fans have been expecting that she'll return for the recently announced sequels Christopher McQuarrie will direct. Now, Ferguson has revealed what her future with the franchise will be.

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During an interview with Lorraine (via: Metro) to promote her new film The Kid Who Would Be King, Ferguson was asked if she'll return to the Mission: Impossible franchise again. She confirmed that she will be back as former MI6 agent Ilsa Faust, indicating that she'll be part of Mission: Impossible 7's cast, though she didn't officially confirm her involvement with Mission: Impossible 8.

Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible Fallout

Ferguson's return to the Mission: Impossible franchise only continues to add projects to her upcoming slate. She's already got one movie out this year in Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King, but she's also set to play a role in Men in Black International this summer. Plus, thanks to Doctor Sleep recently getting moved up to late this year, she'll get add another villain role to her resumé soon. After that, she's also about to start filming Denis Villeneuve's Dune and has a fascinating sci-fi thriller with Hugh Jackman in the works too.

It is hardly a surprise that Ferguson will be back for Mission: Impossible 7, but this confirmation is still a welcome bit of news. Ferguson became as likely a co-star for the sequels as anyone once it was confirmed that McQuarrie would write and direct the new films since he is the one who brought her into the franchise, dedicating plenty of time to developing Ilsa in the last two films. It would have been a real misstep not to include her in the upcoming sequels, especially since the Mission: Impossible franchise is known for occasionally abandoning characters. Thankfully, they are going to avoid making such a decision. Whether this sustained significance in her character eventually extends to a standalone movie of her own remains to be seen, but it's worth considering.

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Source: Lorraine (via: Metro)

Key Release Dates
  • Mission: Impossible 7 (2021) release date: Jul 23, 2021
  • Mission: Impossible 8 (2022) release date: Aug 05, 2022
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