Jun 19, 2017
The Women of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6
During the production of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, paparazzi photos of location filming were the best glimpse fans could get of what to expect. On the sixth Mission: Impossible movie, the best source has been director Christopher McQuarrie's own social media feed - particularly his Instagram account. He's been posting a series of individual cast portraits (including our first official view of Henry Cavill's look in the film, and the revelation that Michelle Monaghan would be reprising her M:i:III role of Julia), and now his latest posts include a portrait of Rebecca Ferguson (reprising her Rogue Nation role of Ilsa Faust) and a group shot of four of the film's female leads. From the left, the show taken on the movie's New Zealand set shows series newcomer Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), Angela Basset (Survivor) as the Director of CIA (a role she also played on Alias, for M:i:III director J.J. Abrams), Ferguson, and Monaghan. Not pictured (and likely not involved in the New Zealand shoot) is Sherlock's Sian Brooke, who rounds out an exceptionally strong female cast. With all these excellent actresses, will this be a blockbuster spy movie that manages to pass the Bechdel Test? To date, no Mission: Impossible movie has. (In McQuarrie's Rogue Nation, Ferguson played the only significant female character, and thus did not converse with any other women.) But I'd say the odds are looking pretty good for this one! The men in the cast include series returnees Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, and Sean Harris, and newcomer Cavill.