Tom Cruise is ready to reprise his role in Mission Impossible
New behind-the-scenes footage released by Paramount Pictures reveals the extent of the preparation that went into Tom Cruise’s harrowing motorbike cliff jump, which was previously only glimpsed at the end of the first Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One teaser. A look at the current clip reveals that this is easily the riskiest stunt Cruise has ever done, yet he approaches it with the same infectious zeal for which he has become famous. Watch the brand-new trailer down below!
In what ways is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 better than Fallout?
Many viewers consider Mission: Impossible — Fallout the best installment overall. This 2018 chapter, the sixth in the series, involves a HALO leap, a motorbike chase, a vehicle chase, and a dramatic helicopter scenario in the film’s climax. Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part 1 appears to be doubling down on Cruise’s daring exploits, but it also includes numerous additional components that could elevate the film to a level of intensity and emotion above its predecessor. In addition to the formidable nemesis from the last movie, August Walker/John Lark (Henry Cavill), the next film will also include the return of a powerful foe from Ethan’s past.
Initially seen in the first Mission: Impossible film, Czerny’s Eugene Kittridge was not the film’s villain, but rather a significant roadblock on Ethan’s quest. It’s not apparent why Kittridge is coming back for the seventh film, but he may tie the story back to the beginning of Ethan’s career with the IMF. Kittridge’s return may help complete Ethan’s character development if the plot of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is tied to the eighth and final film. The forthcoming film will likely have more action sequences than the ones before it, but it can differentiate itself by focusing on Ethan more than prior films.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One, has the potential to be a fascinating continuation of Ethan’s journey, but only time will tell. While the circumstances of Ethan’s cliff-diving motorbike ride remain unclear, the stunt demonstrates that Cruise is unafraid to test his limitations. Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One is scheduled for release in July 2018, so fans can expect a new trailer in the coming months.