Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is one of this years’ stand-out action extravaganzas combining clever story telling with explosive action. As Kervyn said in his review (which you can read here):
[Christoper] McQuarrie has also crafted a clever and combustible high-tech spy thriller around them [the action scenes], boasting fantastic set pieces, standout character moments and a surefire breakout performance from Rebecca Ferguson. If the goal was to produce a breathlessly exciting, top-notch sequel in a beloved franchise that keeps it invigorated, then consider this mission accomplished!
Very good news for fans of both that movie and the franchise is that Christopher McQuarrie took to Twitter last night to confirm Mission: Impossible 6 is a go and that he’s on board to write and direct again in a very succinct tweet – although why the tweet didn’t immediately self-destruct is unclear.
Tom Cruise is already confirmed to reprise his role as agent-extraordinaire Ethan Hunt, and production could start as early as August 2016. It also marks the first time in the franchise’s history that a director has returned to sit in the director’s chair, with the first four movies being directed by Brian Da Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird respectively.
It’s far, far too early for anything concrete about the next movie to have emerged, which means I have an excuse to engage in rampant speculation! I’m currently torn between the simple Mission: Impossi6le and Mission: Impossible – Nuclear Winter; Excessive Punctuation as titles. And as for the plot, agent Ethan Hunt and his team are in a race against time to foil the dastardly plan of an IT billionaire who’s seeded nuclear weapons around the Earth’s volcanoes in an attempt to cause irrevocable climate change and bring about a new world order. What do you think?
Wait. Kervyn? Why are you looking at me like that? Oh sh…
Last Updated: December 1, 2015