Find Out The Latest Thing Tom Cruise Hangs From In The First Teaser For 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'
It seems like, more and more, the Mission: Impossible franchise is turning into the "what crazy thing can Tom Cruise hang off of this time" franchise. And quite frankly, we're not entirely sure if that's a bad thing. In 2011, with the help of Brad Bird (who's since gone on to direct the impressive-looking Tomorrowland for Disney), Cruise and company completely reinvented and reinvigorated Mission: Impossible with Ghost Protocol, a film that felt entirely different from anything they had done in the three movies before, churning out instead something a lot closer to the formula The Fast and the Furious has been following these last few years.
But can Cruise strike lightning once again? If a single minute of footage (we'll update with the full trailer when it drops on Monday) from entry number five is any indication, then there's a good chance he will when Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation hits theaters on July 31st, 2015.
Now under the direction of frequent Cruise contributor Christopher McQuarrie, Rogue Nation has that same feeling of putting Cruise's Ethan Hunt (as well as his team) against the world, all while he attempts to climb and hang on to the most ridiculous prop available.
Update, Monday: Here's the full trailer, which was just released.
See for yourself (previously released teaser trailer):
It would be ridiculous enough if a franchise like Fast & Furious tried that plane stunt (and they've done crazier), but it's especially ridiculous since we know that Cruise actually hung from a real-life plane in order to film that. We didn't need for him to do that to know that he's insane, but nevertheless, it'll make for a great scene. And as you'll see o the post below, the marketing department is definitely making full use of that shot.
Returning to the film are Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Vng Rhames, with Alec Baldwin as the head of the CIA. As mentioned, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation hits theaters July 31.