The first teaser trailer for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has finally been revealed, and although rumors are claiming that a longer trailer will be released shortly, we felt that we needed to share this one with you too. This is our first time hearing this new title, Rogue Nation also. Rogue Nation seems to refer to this mysterious group called The Syndicate, which gets a lot of mention during the trailer. It seems that the syndicate is some kind of criminal super-spy ‘anti-IMF’ group that is a sure threat which Ethan Hunt decides needs to be taken down. In the trailer we see him rounding up his crew, recently disbanded by a character played by Alec Baldwin, including Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner.
It’s good to see most of the crew from the previous film are back, but there’s also a mysterious woman (played by Rebecca Ferguson) who appears to save Hunt from imprisonment, and in some style I might add. In the short 1 minute trailer she manages to take out a ton of bad guys with various incredibly athletic maneuvers, and my first thought was that she’s being added to the team for some athleticism since Tom Cruise must be about 60 now, and probably can’t be counted on to do all the head flips and stuff. There may be something to that, but I quickly rethought the idea when I saw the clip of Cruise hanging from the side of a plane as it takes off. Seems like he’s still up for a little high flying fun. This stunt, which appears on a lot of the movie posters and marketing materials seems to be this installments ‘big stunt’ in the same way that the climbing of the giant skyscraper was in Ghost Protocol, or the wire hanging scene in the original film.
This group, The Syndicate, seem to be the Mission Impossible version of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in James Bond, and I wonder if they will be more than just a villain in this film, but continuous entity for future films. Who knows how long Cruise can keep these up, but there’s been no suggestion that Rogue Nation will be the last. That’s fine with me, as I’ve always been a huge fan of these films, and I think that it’s a rare example of a long film series where basically all entries have been of a high quality.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation will be released to theaters on July 31, 2015. Right around the corner!