The just dropped trailer for the next installment of Mission: Impossible sees Tom Cruise reprise his role as Ethan Hunt. Which is expected, what with him being the centerpiece and this being his sixth film in the franchise.
The IMF (Impossible Missions Force) agent may be on his last leg with a new assassin on his trail. Enter: Henry Cavill (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) as August Walker.
The killer for hire is smooth, suave, steady, and his mission is to assassinate Hunt. He’s one of those especially deadly villains with a slow roll, like he’s in no rush to strike. While everyone else is running in circles, he sees his target and… well, we’ll have to wait for the full film to see how it plays out.
And if Cavill’s Walker doesn’t kill Hunt, the film’s vast array of injury-inducing antics might just finish the job. In the trailer, we see him racing through an office building, and his nearest escape route is out a high window. He has Simon Pegg, who returns as Benji Dunn, giving him directions from a remote location. Dunn is confused as to why Hunt pauses, but then the agent exclaims, “I’m jumping out a window!” Ahh. Right.
And this stunt is just one of many (all of the death-defying variety) 55-year-old Cruise performs in the trailer.
Take a look:
The office workers’ stunned faces, as they watch Hunt throw a chair through the window and make the leap, say it all. We do appreciate his dramatics!
Cruise, possibly less so. The actor, who famously performs all his own stunts in the M:I movies, actually hurt himself pretty badly while filming this installment.
It’s not just Cruise and Cavill in the film, of course. MI:6 is positively heaving with stars. Simon Pegg, returns as Benji Dunn while Alec Baldwin reprises the role of Alan Hunley and Michelle Monaghan will once again play Julia Meade. You can also look for Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby, who are new to the franchise.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits theaters on July 27.
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