Mission: Impossible – Fallout will serve as the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible movie franchise and will see Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames) along with some familiar faces (Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan) hoping to right the wrongs of a previous mission. Following Super Bowl Sunday this past weekend, the first official trailer for the film was released, which you can now watch below:
With new A-listers joining the cast in the form of Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby, Fallout sees dynamic filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie return to the director’s chair in what looks like it could be the most compelling, edge-of-your-seat adventure the Mission: Impossible series has ever delivered.
The trailer opens with a moody shot of Hunt, setting the tone for the film and immediately letting audiences know that they’ll be in for a bumpy ride. It doesn’t take long before we see familiar villain Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) taunting the action hero, but the former Big Bad looks to be on the way out, delivering some stirring final words.
Bassett’s CIA chief operative character is revealed in the teaser, as Cavill appears to be her right hand man in the role of Agent August Walker. We know the pair will at some point become adversaries to Hunt, as Bassett’s character rejects the suggestion of changing CIA plans to save Hunt’s team’s lives. Instead, she simply remarks: “That’s part of the job.”
One of the most prominent parts of the trailer comes in the form of the stunt that forced shoots on the film to be delayed – when Cruise landed at a terrible angle jumping from one building to another, shattering his ankle. The footage is still to be used in the movie, and we imagine that’s because Cruise didn’t want to attempt it all over again once he returned to work from some months out!
Towards the end of the teaser, viewers are led to believe that Hunt’s loyalty will be tested above all else in Fallout. “How many times has Hunt’s government betrayed him, disavowed him, cast him aside?” asks Cavill’s August Walker. “How long before a man like that has had enough?” We’ll soon find out.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout comes to cinemas across the UK on July 26, 2018, from Paramount Pictures.