The first trailer for Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 6, subtitled Fallout, is confirmed to air during Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4. Tom Cruise is reprising his role as Ethan Hunt for the sixth installment in the long-running action-spy franchise (based on the 1960s TV series of the same name created by Bruce Geller) with the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director returning at the wheel. This marks the first time in the series’ history that a director has helmed two Mission: Impossible installments.
Cruise and Paramount Pictures revealed the Mission: Impossible 6‘s official title this morning along with a short cast list and a new synopsis. While the synopsis doesn’t give much of the story away, it does state that Hunt and his team reunite after a mission goes wrong (as per usual with these films). Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, and Michelle Monaghan are all reprising their roles from past installments, with Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby making their franchise debut with Fallout. Unfortunately, Jeremy Renner won’t be returning for Fallout due to a scheduling conflict with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. Still, fans are excited about Mission: Impossible 6, and they will be getting their first real look at the film next Sunday.
The first trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout is scheduled to debut on Sunday, February 4, presumably during Super Bowl LII alongside a handful of other movie trailers. Tom Cruise made the announcement on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo this morning, saying that the film’s first trailer would arrive in 10 days.
Fallout will presumably feature all the bells and whistles that distinguish the Mission: Impossible series from other action franchises, such as death-defying stunts and outrageous missions, but many moviegoers, particularly DCEU fans, will undoubtedly be interested in seeing how Henry Cavill’s mustache factors into his character’s role in the film. After all, the fact that McQuarrie and Paramount wouldn’t allow Cavill to shave his mustache for last year’s Justice League reshoots caused quite a stir – and the result wasn’t quite what people hoped to see on-screen.
McQuarrie turned the franchise on its head with Rogue Nation when the film opened with its biggest stunt – Cruise hanging on the side of a plane. While it’s unclear what Cruise’s major stunt for Fallout will be, the first look image (above) that shows him hanging on the side of a helicopter might have something to do with it. Then again, McQuarrie and Cruise may be playing their cards close to the chest for a special reveal later on down the line. Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘s first trailer should shed some light on the matter, though.