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Tom Cruise is back in action as special agent Ethan Hunt. Cruise is set to reprise his classic role in “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One,” which will follow Hunt and his team embarking on what may be their most treacherous and consequential mission ever. This time, the crew will have “to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands,” the official synopsis reads, per Deadline. “With control of the future, and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most.”
The first “Mission: Impossible” movie came out in 1996 and starred Cruise as an inexperienced young agent. Five sequels followed over the next two decades, and now “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” and “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part Two” will mark the seventh and eighth installments of the franchise. Both will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
Ahead, check out what we know.
“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” Plot
“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” will take place directly after the events of 2018’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.” It will find Hunt and his team trying to find a weapon that threatens the fate of the entire world, all while dangerous forces from his past come out of the woodwork to hunt him down.
“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” Cast
Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt. Also reprising their roles are Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis, and Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis.
Meanwhile, Hayley Atwell will play a new character called Grace, whom McQuarrie described as a “destructive force of nature,” per Collider. Esai Morales will play the primary villain, while Pom Klementieff will play another villain. Other new cast members include Shea Whigham, Greg Tarzan Davis, Charles Parnell, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Mariela Garriga.
“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” Release Date
“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” will hit theaters on July 12.