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Mission: Impossible 6 will explore a "very different" Ethan Hunt

02.17.2017

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After a few stumbling blocks on the road to the latest MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE sequel, production is finally set to kick off in April and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie recently spoke with Empire to tease what MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6 has in store. Unlike the fantastic opening sequence of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION which saw Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) clutching to the side of a quickly ascending cargo-plane, McQuarrie says that M:I:6 won't begin with an action scene. "It starts in a very unconventional way," explained McQuarrie. "That was the hardest pitch of this movie."

Christopher McQuarrie promised that the film will present us with a "very different" Ethan Hunt while teasing that it will also explore his character in a deeper way than any of the previous movies did.

I’ve seen five of these movies and I don’t know who Ethan Hunt is. One movie sort of dealt with his personal life; the other movies are about people speculating what’s really going on in Ethan’s head. I want to know who Ethan is in this movie, I want an emotional journey for this character, and Tom really embraced it. I don’t want to string together a bunch of action scenes, I want to actually deal with character’. So I put Ethan in a bunch of complicated moral quandaries, and I’m trying to find ways to connect them – and then, ironically, the way to connect them was through giant action scenes.

Those iconic MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE action scenes will obviously still be present, but McQuarrie isn't yet sure whether he has something which will top ROGUE NATION's plane stunt. "I may have found something today. I came to Tom with a picture of something and Tom looked at it and said, ‘That’s awesome! I want to fall off of that!’ It’s like, OK, I can see it on a poster, and I can see Tom falling off of it." Cruise will be back of course, as will Rebecca Ferguson, and Christopher McQuarrie hinted that a few old faces will be returning as well, "including people you would not expect to be back." Which past MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE characters would you like to see return for M:I:6?

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6 is set for a July 27, 2018 release.

Source: Empire

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1:14AM on 02/19/2017
I always thought it was a a shame that Emilio Estevez had such a small part in the first one. Bring back Emilio somehow, or John Voight!
I always thought it was a a shame that Emilio Estevez had such a small part in the first one. Bring back Emilio somehow, or John Voight!
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5:56PM on 02/18/2017
About time to bring
Michelle Monaghan back !
About time to bring
Michelle Monaghan back !
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2:42PM on 02/18/2017
This all sounds amazing. Would love to see Rhys Meyers, and Maggie Q back on the team in some capacity. Or maybe Hunt has to go up against his old allies who are on a new, rivalry team??
This all sounds amazing. Would love to see Rhys Meyers, and Maggie Q back on the team in some capacity. Or maybe Hunt has to go up against his old allies who are on a new, rivalry team??
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6:04PM on 02/18/2017
I second
I second
6:04PM on 02/18/2017
the stab comment i mean....
the stab comment i mean....
1:16AM on 02/19/2017
wow! seriously, to the dude below? anger issues much? You might wanna go get that checked out before you explode.
wow! seriously, to the dude below? anger issues much? You might wanna go get that checked out before you explode.
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2:28PM on 02/18/2017
Like the sound of that.
Like the sound of that.
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1:45PM on 02/18/2017
Almost lost me on the emotional journey until it said the moral quandries would be connected through giant action pieces. As for those surprise returns would like to see Henry Czerny from the first film he is a good actor and was a good character, as well as Fishburne and Rhys Meyers from the third film they were nice additions. And while McQuarrie did well on the last film I kind of like it when they change directors for each film it made it unique in a way that changed it's style for each
Almost lost me on the emotional journey until it said the moral quandries would be connected through giant action pieces. As for those surprise returns would like to see Henry Czerny from the first film he is a good actor and was a good character, as well as Fishburne and Rhys Meyers from the third film they were nice additions. And while McQuarrie did well on the last film I kind of like it when they change directors for each film it made it unique in a way that changed it's style for each film.
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1:13PM on 02/18/2017

hmm

I'm hoping for thandie newton, or maybe some old baddies will show up.
I'm hoping for thandie newton, or maybe some old baddies will show up.
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10:42AM on 02/18/2017
I'm calling it! He's gonna have long hair in this one. As for the emotional angle I'm betting he's going to run into (either literally or figuratively) his estranged [Insert: family relation] and decide if he should explain what he does for a living.
I'm calling it! He's gonna have long hair in this one. As for the emotional angle I'm betting he's going to run into (either literally or figuratively) his estranged [Insert: family relation] and decide if he should explain what he does for a living.
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5:47AM on 02/18/2017
Emilio Estevez should be available. Maybe he'll show up alive for a few minutes, then unceremoniously get killed again.
Emilio Estevez should be available. Maybe he'll show up alive for a few minutes, then unceremoniously get killed again.
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10:41AM on 02/18/2017
He was just blinded. With new technology, they were able to rebuild him, better, stronger, faster...
He was just blinded. With new technology, they were able to rebuild him, better, stronger, faster...
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1:43AM on 02/18/2017
The plane scene was boring IMO. They made a big deal out of it because Cruise did it himself, but compared to the building jump from III and the Dubai tower climb, it wasn't very compelling. But I am looking forward to the next movie. I think a more personal film could work if they don't forget why people really go to see these films.
The plane scene was boring IMO. They made a big deal out of it because Cruise did it himself, but compared to the building jump from III and the Dubai tower climb, it wasn't very compelling. But I am looking forward to the next movie. I think a more personal film could work if they don't forget why people really go to see these films.
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12:19AM on 02/18/2017
Sounds interesting. I however would love if the next movie connected to the first movie. Maybe a Jon Voight cameo or even a story where we see Ethan come across Jim Phelps and come to find out that the Jim in the first movie was a terrorist with a face mask (only because the character shouldn't have really been a twist badguy. Making him a bad guy would be making Jack Bauer attack America in the next season of 24 Legacy."
Sounds interesting. I however would love if the next movie connected to the first movie. Maybe a Jon Voight cameo or even a story where we see Ethan come across Jim Phelps and come to find out that the Jim in the first movie was a terrorist with a face mask (only because the character shouldn't have really been a twist badguy. Making him a bad guy would be making Jack Bauer attack America in the next season of 24 Legacy."
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10:24PM on 02/17/2017
Maybe Thandie Newton will be back after Westworld has given a rise to her star power
Maybe Thandie Newton will be back after Westworld has given a rise to her star power
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9:10PM on 02/17/2017
This is Cruise's baby. I think he'll hold on as long as he's capable and when he's not he'll settle into the Jim Phelps role and groom his heir apparent. And, it's not a question of how to continue to top the previous installment in terms of stunts because this series can always take on a similar yet unique theme in the same manner of a the Bond franchise (always someone after world domination, terrorism, etc.)
This is Cruise's baby. I think he'll hold on as long as he's capable and when he's not he'll settle into the Jim Phelps role and groom his heir apparent. And, it's not a question of how to continue to top the previous installment in terms of stunts because this series can always take on a similar yet unique theme in the same manner of a the Bond franchise (always someone after world domination, terrorism, etc.)
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7:41PM on 02/17/2017

Ghost protocol is sweet

Lost me with "emotional journey". Hope it's still good. Try and top the Dubai tower climbing scene. That scene was the shit. Right?
Lost me with "emotional journey". Hope it's still good. Try and top the Dubai tower climbing scene. That scene was the shit. Right?
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7:32PM on 02/17/2017
Interesting approach to the character and franchise. I wonder if they will try to give Hunt a proper ending in the series. I'd prefer that over a situation where we just reach a point where another M:I film is planned, but Cruise drops out and they just reboot or recast. As much as I like the series and Cruise in it, I don't know how much longer he can keep doing these crazy stunts so I wouldn't be mad if they make this is final film.
Interesting approach to the character and franchise. I wonder if they will try to give Hunt a proper ending in the series. I'd prefer that over a situation where we just reach a point where another M:I film is planned, but Cruise drops out and they just reboot or recast. As much as I like the series and Cruise in it, I don't know how much longer he can keep doing these crazy stunts so I wouldn't be mad if they make this is final film.
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