Get ready, Mission: Impossible fans. Possibly, you've all been "good boys and girls," because it looks like you'll be getting your presents earlier than expected.
As you know, Tom Cruise is known as one who loves adrenaline rushes. Accordingly, he does his own stunts. Well, instead of December 25, you'll be seeing "Santa Cruise" on-screen in Mission: Impossible 5, in all his action-packed scenes, on July 31, 2015.
Interestingly, in the Netherlands, the movie will release a day earlier. However, most remaining countries in which it's set to release — aside from the United Kingdom and Sweden — are still set for late December. Yet, there are few countries which will release the movie in January 2016.
It's rumored that the team from Ghost Protocol is the same team that will return in Mission: Impossible 5 — which only makes sense, since the ending of Ghost Protocol showed Ethan Hunt assigning the team missions. You know, if they chose to accept them. If you would like to see the entire cast, there will be a link later in this article.
LocationsAs for the locations, Mission: Impossible is known for its around-the-world locations, including exotic sceneries, devices, and other toys. Well, Mission: Impossible 5 is proposed to be no different. Actually, the director seems to be vamping it up this year.
According to the Internet Movie Database, supposedly, there are eight filming locations in this sequel to the Mission: Impossible franchise — with four of these places located in different cities of Morocco, Africa. These cities are Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, and Agadir. Though the following map photo doesn't give all four locations, it certainly gives a great depiction as to Morocco's African position.
Marrakech seems to be the only "inland" location to be filmed in Morocco. Since this is the case, many of the Moroccan road scenes for Mission: Impossible 5 will be shot in this city and the surrounding area.
Contrarily, the other three Moroccan cities are coastal. So, definitely get ready for some exotic beach views.
So, as can be seen from the images, Christopher McQuarrie — the director — has ensured to give beautiful scenery in Mission: Impossible 5. This is the "Africa" many, generally, don't realize is still Africa. Every continent has its "good and bad" parts, right?
Surprisingly, these aren't all the locations. There will also be scenes from three locations in England, as well as one from Austria. The three English locations will be London, Southampton, and Oxfordshire.
Last, but not necessarily in this order, there's Austria.
Here's a video of Tom Cruise during Vienna filming. As aforementioned, he's seen doing his own stunts.
It would seem that McQuarrie is not short-stepping in this sequel.
[Featured Image via Fansided, Video via YouTube]