‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Compelling Sequel

Two years ago I was lucky enough to see the best action film ever made. Yes, I said it! That movie was Mission: Impossible-Fallout.

I’ve seen a lot of action movies over the years but none had ever been as exhilarating as this movie. With suspenseful storytelling literally from beginning to end, Fallout excelled all of my wildest expectations. Last year I began to research the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel, waiting for any news about the highly-anticipated seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. For the last few months, the cast has begun to grow and now even more light has been shed on the upcoming action masterpiece.

In a recent interview, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie obliged that MI 7 will feature not one, not two, but THREE! “obscene” stunts that Tom Cruise will have to perform in this next movie. In fact, he went further to say these stunts made the helicopter stunt in MI-Fallout look like “child’s play.” What?!

That already sounds impressive enough as it is but as we grow closer to filming beginning for the film, the cast has begun to coalesce.

Simon Pegg is returning as Cruise’s loyal compatriot, Benji, and Henry Czerny, who portrayed Eugene Kittridge in the first Mission: Impossible film is also set to return. Ving Rhames’ Luther Stickell is currently questionable to return but the cast isn’t complete yet.

A couple of newcomers to join the cast are Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Shea Whigham (American Hustle) who will play currently undisclosed roles. But what’s the most exciting and impressive is that it appears this next Mission: Impossible movie will feature women even more prominently than previous installments.

In December of 2018, I wrote a post celebrating The Women of ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’. As someone who has seen every installment in the franchise, it was nice seeing so many powerful women in the movie.

Mission: Impossible featured the most women with four fascinating ladies and while this sequel is posing, so far, the same amount of women, it seems that the ladies may dominate the storyline this time around.

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One of the first bits of news announced for MI 7 after Rebecca Ferguson’s return as Ilsa Faust in the film was that Hayley Atwell would play a role in the movie. (Could she be the franchise’s first female antagonist?) Secondly, Pom Klementioff, made famous for her role as Mantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was announced to play the role of a mysterious femme-fatale sort of character. Ooh.

And now we’re hearing The White Widow, who made her debut in Mission: Impossible-Fallout is returning not only for MI #7 but #8 too. Woah.

This sequel is going to set up what should be a thrilling eighth installment come 2022 and I have a feeling each of these women are going to play a handy part in making this story extra fulfilling.

Does this news excite you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

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