Light the fuse and cue the iconic music, because Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames are back in the latest image from Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Previously known as simply Mission: Impossible 6, Fallout is the latest installment in Paramount's popular spy series, with Tom Cruise back as Ethan Hunt alongside the rest of the IMF. Also back from 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation are such names as Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, and Rebecca Furguson, along with trusted franchise staples Pegg and Rhames. As the tech whizz-kid Benji Dunn, Fallout will mark Pegg's fourth Mission: Impossible movie, while Rhames' Luther Stickell has appeared in every Mission: Impossible installment so far.
Fans have already seen various shots of Hunt in action in the film, along with a scene where he faces-off with Ferguson's Ilsa Faust, and the first look image of franchise newcomers Henry Cavill and Angela Bassett. Cruise has now shared a fresh snap of Benji and Luther in Fallout on his Twitter:
Featuring Hunt's friends against a sunset backdrop, it looks like the duo will be unsurprisingly involved in one of the movie's many action sequences. We already know that Fallout filmed at an impressive array of locations that included Paris, London, India, and New Zealand, but it looks like this shot could be taken from London's River Thames. Continuing his promise to post never before seen images from the movie all week, Cruise is certainly ramping up the hype for the sixth Mission: Impossible.
Cruise famously broke his ankle during one particularly dangerous stunt on the set, but it hasn't stopped Fallout from heading toward its summer theatrical release date. Mission: Impossible is known for its daring stunts and unpredictable plot twists, so what's next? However, with two franchise veterans like Pegg and Rhames back for another seemingly impossible mission, will both of them be escaping the events of Fallout alive? Seeing as the original Mission: Impossible movie became famous for culling the majority of its cast in the first act, it could be curtains for either Benji or Lucas before the credits roll here.
Since the days of Brian De Palma's relatively modest Mission: Impossible, the movie series has had its highs and lows. However, with Christopher McQuarrie now the only director to helm more than one installment, he clearly has a vision for where he wants to take Hunt and friends next. The trailer for Fallout will be arriving soon in the form of an elusive Super Bowl 2018 TV spot, so it won't be long before Hunt and his pals are properly back in action. Still, it's nice to see that Pegg and Rhames are bringing a bit of the old days with them for Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
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