After a lengthy delay, Mission Impossible franchise “Dead Reckoning Part One” is one its way. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film immediately succeeds “Fallout,” in which Hunt’s team averted nuclear catastrophe. In this latest installment, the trailer has implied the very nature of truth itself is on the line. In addition to Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames will reprise their roles as members of Hunt’s IMF squad. Vanessa Kirby will return as black market weapons dealer “The White Widow,” and we’ll also see the return of Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittredge, who originally appeared in the first film.
There were some new faces in the franchise, as MCU stars Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff will be showing up for the action. Esai Morales of “Bad Boys,” “La Bamba,” and “Ozark” will play the main bad guy, and he’ll be joined by Cary Elwes, Shea Whigham, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Rob Delaney.
In addition to being the first installment of a two-part story, “Dead Reckoning Part One” will see Cruise take on some truly wild stunts, including one involving a crashing train and another involving a death-defying motorcycle jump. The first of two “Dead Reckoning” movies hits movie theaters on July 14, 2023.