'Mission: Impossible 7': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Tom Cruise's upcoming action film

"Good evening, Mr. Hunt, your mission should you choose to accept it..."


                            'Mission: Impossible 7': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Tom Cruise's upcoming action film
Tom Cruise (IMDb)

Such was the success of 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout' that the franchise decided to work on a seventh and eighth installment directed again by Christopher McQuarrie.

Guess they do take the name of the movie pretty seriously as they film the flicks side-by-side. 'Fallout' raked in a lot more moolah than its predecessors.

It grossed $791 million worldwide, making it Tom Cruise's highest-grossing film to date, and also the highest-grossing film in the franchise, surpassing 'Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.'

And now Ethan Hunt is back. Lord knows what insane daredevilry he's up to now, but whatever it is, it sure will disrespect the laws of physics. And with new additions to the team, we can expect the IMF to accept their missions and avert yet another globe-decimating catastrophe. 

Here's what we know about MI7 so far: 

Release Date

'Mission: Impossible 7' is set to release in July 2021. 

Plot

Paramount and Skydance have kept the plot under wraps, but what we can expect is another typical 'Mission: Impossible' flick.

A villain or an organization bent on taking over the world in their own, twisted ways and a bunch of IMF agents spear-headed by Ethan Hunt (Cruise) to do whatever it takes (Sorry Avengers, Cruise is no less a superhero and he deserves that phrase now) to stop that from happening.

Rebecca Ferguson, who plays an MI6 agent, Ilsa Faust, hinted at a different character arc.  In an interview with Digital Spy, Ferguson said she liked the idea of having found the character.

"Once you know somebody and how they work, it's really fun to play her in lots of different scenarios, I'd love that," she added. Of interest is the filming of the series together.

There might be continuity and may even mark the end of the franchise, but that, of course, is just pure speculation.  And by the way, we're not ruling out a space adventure. If Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider could go to space, so can Cruise's Hunt.

Cast

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

Cruise in a still from 'Ghost Protocol' (IMDb)

The IMF agent and leader of a team of operatives who carries out clandestine ops. 

Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust

Ferguson will be back as Ilsa Faust in 'MI7' (IMDb)

Faust was introduced in 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' and has been an integral part in both her appearances. 

Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell

Rhames has played crucial roles in almost all the installments (Getty Images)

The tech genius who has been part of the IMF since 'Mission: Impossible'. 

Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn

Simon Pegg is back as Agent Dunn. He appeared first in 'Ghost Protocol' (IMDb)

Was an on-field operative, did a bit of desk work and is back on the field again. 

Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis

The White Widow  will be back in 'MI:7' (Getty Images)

A black-market arms dealer also known as the White Widow

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult may play a baddie in the upcoming installment (Getty Images)

His exact role is unknown, but Hoult is expected to play a villain.

Hayley Atwell

Atwell will be seen in the new installment (Getty Images)

Role unknown

We don't know yet if Michelle Monaghan and Jeremy Renner may appear, but it will be darn good if they do. 

Director/Writer

Christopher McQuarrie will return to helm the seventh and eighth editions of the franchise. 

Trailer

There is no trailer at the moment, but do watch this space for more updates. 

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