Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Trailer Has Tom Cruise Defying Death

Tom Cruise is back for another round of death challenges in the new trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1. The trailer debuted on Wednesday and gives us a look at Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Vanessa Kirby, all of whom will be back this time around. Esteem part 1 is set to arrive in theaters on July 12.

This trailer doesn’t go into too much plot detail, instead taking us back to some of the stunts we’ve seen before, including a massive train wreck and Tom Cruise falling/jumping off at least two different cliffs. According to the official plot synopsis, Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and the IMF crew are tasked with “hunting down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands.”

Much like the previous trailer, this one revolves around the return of Kittridge (Henry Czerny), a character from 1996 Impossible mission movie that is back to warn Ethan about the seriousness of his choices and the consequences of his actions. Beyond that, most of the dialogue is a reminder that this is the beginning of the end for this franchise, including some teases that someone’s life might have to be sacrificed to complete the mission. The trailer also gives brief shots of Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff, who join the franchise for the first time in this film.

Rounding out the cast are Esai Morales, Mariela Garriga, Shea Whigham, Greg Tarzan Davis, Charles Parnell, Frederick Schmidt, Cary Elwes, Mark Gatiss, Indira Varma and Rob Delaney.

Mission: Impossible – Estimated should be the grand finale of the Mission: Impossible series – or at least its Tom Cruise version. The finale is divided into two parts, with Dead Reckoning Part 2 is set to follow in 2024. Both films are directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who has helmed every entry in the series since Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. McQuarrie also wrote Part 1 and co-author Part 2 with Erik Jendresen (Band of brothers).

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