Mission: Impossible 7 Image Reveals Kittridge’s Return
Mission: Impossible 7 director Christopher McQuarrie shared a look at the return of Henry Czerny’s Kittridge. Czerny last appeared in the first film, released all the way back in 1996. Kittridge was Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) former IMF boss. During the events of the first film, Kittridge assumes Ethan Hunt is a mole, leading him to go on the run, as usual. By the end of the film, Kittridge reinstates Hunt as an IMF agent after he stops the film’s villains, and that was the last time he was seen.
McQuarrie announced that Czerny would be returning for both Mission: Impossible 7 and its follow-up. After the critical acclaim and box office success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Paramount fast-tracked the two sequels, currently set for release in 2021 and 2022. The pair of films were originally meant to be shot back-to-back, but due to COVID-related delays and scheduling conflicts with Cruise, the crew will now take a break between filming the two features.
Mission: Impossible 7 is still on track to release this November, though, and with filming close to complete, McQuarrie has been teasing the film on social media. The director released a new photo today that shows the return of Czerny’s Kittridge. The black-and-white shot sees a gray-haired Czerny on a train reading a newspaper. No other details were given about the character’s return, and other photos McQuarrie has shared, including one of Cruise’s Ethan Hunt running through smoke, have been equally as vague.
When McQuarrie previously teased Kittridge’s return, he captioned the announcement with “There is no escaping the past…“ and this seems to be a running theme with his Mission: Impossible entries. While there’s no telling who else McQuarrie could bring back from the past, Mission Impossible: Fallout featured the surprise reappearance of Michelle Monaghan’s Julia Meade, Ethan Hunt’s wife, who was first introduced in Mission: Impossible III. Monaghan made a brief appearance in the fourth film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but her role in Fallout factored greatly into the film’s climax.
McQuarrie has done something spectacular with the Mission: Impossible franchise, reviving what was once considered a middle-of-the-road action series into one of the hottest properties in Hollywood. It’s looking like he’ll continue that streak with Mission: Impossible 7, especially if he keeps intertwining the past with Ethan Hunt’s future. The dramatic stakes are raised with every film and that is set to continue if videos from the set showing off Mission: Impossible 7‘s dramatic action sequences are any indication.
Source: Christopher McQuarrie
- Mission: Impossible 7 (2021)Release date: Nov 19, 2021
- Mission: Impossible 8 (2022)Release date: Nov 04, 2022
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