Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ universe


McQuarrie made the news official during his virtual appearance on the podcast “Light The Fuse” with Pegg and new cast members Hayley Atwell and musician Lorne Balfe, reports

Ferguson, Rams and Kirby will revisit their characters Ilsa Fust, Luther Stickell and Alanna Mitsopolis or White Widow respectively. “Mission: Impossible 7, which features the return of Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, was being shot in Venice when a shutdown directive was issued due to a coronovirus epidemic.

Now, McQuarrie is spending his days on a zoom call, working with department heads for the seventh film. He Said, “We’re going to take this opportunity to make the movie better in prep than we’ve ever had a chance to do before”. McQuarrie also shared that there is a major casting, which still remains a mystery. He said, “There is someone we were talking to before the world blew up,” and also said “An actor I was very excited about. I don’t know where that is, because we had talked days before (the shutdown) and it was an incredibly exciting casting coup.” McQuarrie did an unpublished rewrite in 2011 on “Ghost Protocol” and directed “Rogue Nation” in 2015 and “Fallout” in 2018.

In the podcast, he opened up about his decision to split the next adventure chapter of Hunt’s life into two films. “When we went into making ‘Fallout, I told Tom, ‘I really want to make this more of an emotional journey for (Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt)’,” he said and also adding, “Going into this, I said, ‘I want to take what we learned from Fallout and apply it to every character in the movie. I want everyone to have an emotional arc. … I just want the movie to have more feeling across the board.”

He said, “We realised we had a movie that was two hours, 40 minutes long. And every scene in it was necessary.” He Said “The ending of the first movie snapped into place. We knew what the ending was and we knew what the beginning was. And now I had these two sequences, which means, I’ve got 40 minutes of ‘Mission: Impossible 8′ figured out,”  The director also touched upon reports that Cruise would soon be shooting a film in space. “Am I involved in that movie? There’s absolutely nothing I can tell you about that movie,” he also said What is happening in 7 and 8 is so insane that we don’t need to go to space.”

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