Filming for Mission: Impossible 6 is currently underway, and now we have the first set photo/production still from the movie, courtesy of Tom Cruise.
Cruise tweeted this photo yesterday afternoon, showing his Ethan Hunt character alongside Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Ferguson. No Jeremy Renner, who won’y be back this time:
Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand! I've had a great time filming the next Mission: Impossible here. pic.twitter.com/GqSmAJpQ7q
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) July 9, 2017
Nothing too groundbreaking here, but it’s worth noting that Ethan Hunt has gone back to the short hair, a la M:I 1 and 3. I don’t know, is that worth noting?
New Zealand marks the third location for Mission: Impossible 6. They have already filmed scenes in Paris, and they are headed to London. Christopher McQuarrie is back in the director’s chair, making this the first time the franchise will have a filmmaker returning for a second go round.
When Mission: Impossible 6 opens July 27, 2018, it will of course have a different name. The series really has rebounded after the second film, which is trash and could have ruined the franchise for good. But thankfully, J.J. Abrams stepped in and fixed a few things before Brad Bird took things to a different level with Ghost Protocol. And Rogue Nation might be the best one yet.
Joining Cruise and the team is once again, Alec Baldwin. Michelle Monaghan also returns to the franchise after being away since M:I 3. Are you excited for a sixth film, or has the franchise run its course?