‘Mission: Impossible’ Goes Rogue [Video]

Tom Cruise is back in the fifth installment to the Mission: Impossible franchise and the teaser video that was just released online also gives fans a title to the film: Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation. The film is set to debut in theaters on July 31 and will see the return of some Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol actors, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg helping out Ethan Hunt (Cruise) as he attempts to take down a rogue nation organization.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who also directed Cruise in Jack Reacher and wrote the sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow and the dramatization Valkyrie, is no stranger to wild action scenes that may leave you with a curiously perked brow. Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation seems to do the same even in the teaser trailer, as we see Ethan Hunt holding onto an airplane as it takes off. Of course, the Mission: Impossible films are all about flashy action coupled with sex appeal and some witty banter (recently by Simon Pegg’s character Benji) and aren’t to be taken too seriously. After watching Cruise scale the worlds tallest building and giving moviegoers vertigo as he struggled up to his destination, is the plane scene really that far out there for a Mission: Impossible film?

The film doesn’t have an official synopsis up yet, but it looks like Ethan Hunt and his little band of heroes are up against a rogue nation organization called The Syndicate who seem to be trained much like the Impossible Missions Force except on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. It looks like it will come down to who is the better operation in this film and all likely bets are, of course, on Team Ethan Hunt.

Just weeks ago McQuarrie hosted an impromptu Twitter Q & A to ease fans minds that they were still going to hit the target release date and that they were just working on finishing the ending of the film. It was also revealed that Maggie Q and Paula Patton would not be reprising their roles in the new film, however Ving Rhames will return alongside Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner, and Sean Harris as the villain.

The fourth film in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol did astoundingly well with fans and has earned a 93 percent approval rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes and brought in almost $700 million at the box office worldwide. Whether or not Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation will fair any better than its previous counterpart is yet to be seen.