Not that I wasn’t already looking forward to Mission: Impossible – Fallout, because how could I not, but this new trailer certainly helps. On the one hand, you have the return of everything we love about this series, from the camaraderie between Ethan Hunt and his loyal crew to the crazy yet somehow realistic action set-pieces. On the other, we get an introduction to Henry Cavill as the ruthless CIA agent, whose mustache and arms fight for screen dominance. Like Rogue Nation, I’m confident Fallout will balance humour and seriousness well, courtesy returning director Christopher McQuarrie. And among the returning cast, we have Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Michelle Monaghan, who, unfortunately, did not make it into this trailer. I loved her in the third movie, and certainly hope she has a larger role in this one than her omission suggests.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout releases July 7, 2018.

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