Tom Cruise got everyone’s attention on Wednesday when he posted a high-octane trailer for the latest installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise showing his character riding off a cliff on a motorcycle.
The 60-year-old actor posted on his Instagram a two-minute plus clip with a caption that read, “It’s time to pick a side. Here is the new trailer for #MissionImpossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.”
In the viral trailer for the seventh installment of the movie, titled “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One,” Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt speeds up to the edge of a cliff on a motorcycle, before he goes on several high speed chases, and is then seen near the end of the clip hanging onto the back of a train by a thread.
A voiceover in the trailer says, “We can not escape the past.”
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“Your life will always matter more to me than my own,” Ethan tells agents Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) in the clip.
“None of our lives can matter more than this mission,” Luther tells Ethan, who replies, “I don’t accept that.”
The logline for Cruise’s film reads, “Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands,” the The Hollywood Reporter noted.
“With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins,” the description adds. “Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most.”
At one point in the trailer, Cruise’s character drives right off the edge of a cliff and soars through the sky without the bike.
Cruise’s monster box office hit “Top Gun: Maverick” released in 2022 and ended up becoming one of the top-grossing films of all time, earning $1.4 billion worldwide, Deadline previously noted.
The film’s success worldwide also made it the “Mission: Impossible” star’s first movie to ever reach such a milestone. The success of the movie did not escape Cruise, who took to social media to thank fans for turning up in droves.
“Mission: Impossible 7” hits theaters July 12. The sequel is still in production and scheduled to hit theaters June 28, 2024, the outlet noted.