For something that’s seemingly impossible, we sure are doing a lot of it lately. As promised, just 24 hours after we got our first look at the newly titled Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, a full trailer has dropped to follow on the heels of yesterday’s teaser.
With almost double the running time, this new full trailer is essentially a beefed up, even more awesome version of the teaser, giving us plenty more looks at some of the support cast like Alec Baldwin’s CIA boss, Jeremy Renner’s young spy, Ving Rhames’ old hand, Rebecca Ferguson’s femme fatale, Simon Pegg’s tech guru and even a glimpse of Sean Harris as the villainous head of “The Syndicate”. Oh and of course lots of seriously cool looking action, included a much longer focus on star Tom Cruise’s incredible plane stunt!
One thing that becomes even clearer on this extended version of the trailer is just how much of the action director Christopher McQuarrie has kept practical. One of the reasons why the M:I franchise has been able to stay this fressh, is because each installment has seen a different director putting their own stamp on it, and it’s great to know that the CG-averse McQuarrie is giving this flick some of his own unique flavour.
Speaking of uniqueness – or more specifically things not being unique – you may have noticed some… rogue elements all over Hollywood. With the recent revelation that the first Star Wars spinoff will be subtitled Rogue One and now getting Rogue Nation, it may lead to some confusion. Or at least lots of jokes on the internet. Turns out that Paramount are aware of this possibility and have struck a deal with Disney to minimize it.
THR reports that whereas Disney kept their title to themselves until recently, Paramount actually registered the “Rogue Nation”title with the MPAA back in January already and thus legally had first dibs – meaning they could have blocked Disney/Lucasfilm from using the title once it became known. However, Good Guy Paramount have instead made an agreement with the House of Mouse that they “will refrain from referring to Rogue One this summer in any promotional materials aimed at the general consumer (an exception is a Star Wars fan event [Star Wars Celebration] in April).”
With Disney probably focusing all their promotional energies this year on December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’m sure that won’t be too tall an order. Coincidentally, the reason why Mission: Impossible -Rogue Nation is being released in July, 5 months earlier than original expected, is because it vacated its planned December 25th slot to make way for The Force Awakens December 18th release. So I guess, in a way, Disney had actually owed Paramount one, and may just have cleared its debt.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens internationally on July 31, 2015. It opens in South Africa a week later on August 7.
Last Updated: March 24, 2015