Mission: Impossible 6 has a lot to live up to since Rogue Nation set the high bar for the long-lasting franchise. Luckily, director #ChristopherMcQuarrie is back at the helm, and he’s brought some new talent to the cast.
The director has posted on his Twitter account a photo of the female cast in his latest spy adventure. We have newcomers #VanessaKirby (The Crown) and the always wonderful #AngelaBassett (Black Panther). Returning in the sequel is franchise favorite #RebeccaFerguson, who is reprising her role as Ilsa Faust from Rogue Nation. #MichelleMonaghan, who played Julia Meade from Mission: Impossible 3 and Ghost Protocol will also return in the sixth installment.
Could M:I 6 Be The Dawn Of A Female-led Sequel/Spinoff In The Future?
Evening out the cast with more females could spark some potential demand for future sequels in the franchise. Rebecca Ferguson especially held her own opposite megastar #TomCruise in the previous film. Giving her a possible spinoff with an entirely new cast could work on all levels.
Adding a veteran like Angela Bassett, whose presence ignites power no matter the role, is perfect for #MissionImpossible6. If her mysterious role could be the start of something fresh in the series, just as Ferguson was, Mission: Impossible could expand on the universe; just like what The Bourne Legacy did, but with a better and more original path.
Hopefully Michelle Monaghan gets a bigger role this time around, for she presents a domestic stability angle that other spy franchises lack. Bringing her back in an expanded role would push Cruise’s Ethan Hunt in a new direction, maybe even something that could spark the potential angles where the series can go next.
With Wonder Woman being a box office monster, and the masses clamoring for more realistic representation, having a female-led cast within the #MissionImpossible universe could invite new audiences, giving it another twenty years of freshness.
Mission: Impossible 6 stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, and Alec Baldwin. It will be released July 28, 2018.
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