Not too long ago with was announced that Paramount Pictures had secured writer-director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise to return for two more Mission: Impossible films after the massive success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout becoming the highest-grossing installment of the twenty-year-old film franchise.
It had been reported by trades that Paramount would shoot the movies back-to-back and planned on getting cameras rolling sometime this year. While we knew that Crusie would be back as Ethan Hunt the rest of his team has been a little unknown.
Well, Rebecca Ferguson has revealed on the British talk show Lorraine on ITV (via Metro) that she will indeed be reprising the role of MI6 Agent Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible 7.
Rebecca is set to begin filming Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie next month in Budapest and could be filming it for the next five or six months, which would suggest if Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 were to begin filming this year that would take place in the fall/winter. That’s if the production start isn’t pushed to 2020, as they have the wiggle-room given the release dates given to them by Paramount.
She doesn’t mention Mission: Impossible 8, but there is a good chance Rebecca will be that as well unless the character doesn’t survive the events of the seventh movie. There is a good chance we’ll see Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, and Ving Rhames return as well.
TheHollywoodReporter also recently mentioned a rumor about McQuarrie possibly bringing back Alec Baldwin and Henry Cavill in flashback scenes.
And here’s an intriguing tidbit: as part of this web, McQuarrie is said to be considering bringing back the characters played by Alec Baldwin and Henry Cavill, via flashbacks. Obviously, the scripts have to still be written so things could change, but there’s a chance the most famous mustache on the Internet could get a second act.
I would assume that those flashbacks could cover August Walker’s (Cavill) group the Special Activities Division at the CIA, that was tasked to hunting down the remaining members of The Syndicate. There is a good chance we could see how Walker was turned and if other members of his group are threats.
Paramount Pictures recently gave the two films the release dates of July 23rd, 2021 and August 5th, 2022.