Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 director Christopher McQuarrie has shared a behind-the-scenes photo of actress Pom Klementieff showing off her flexibility. After directing 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, McQuarrie helmed franchise high point Mission: Impossible – Fallout. McQuarrie and Tom Cruise’s IMF super-spy Ethan Hunt will return in a seventh installment set for a September 2022 release date. In addition to Cruise, the sequel will see the return of Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt. Henry Czerny will also reprise his role as former IMF Director Eugene Kittridge from the first film. The cast will be joined by newcomers including Hayley Atwell, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss and Pom Klementieff in unknown roles.
Originally, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 were supposed to shoot back-to-back with release dates scheduled for 2021 and 2022. However, the coronavirus pandemic struck right in the middle of filming and significantly delayed production. Regardless, the production has managed to incorporate locations as diverse as Norway, Rome, and the UK, setting up the most anticipated installments in the franchise. The upcoming two Mission: Impossible films are set to feature more death-defying stunts and an incredibly prepared cast, as is evident in photos shared on social media.
McQuarrie recently took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo of Klementieff from Mission: Impossible 7. The image depicts the French-Canadian actress’ impressive flexibility, as she easily holds one leg up straight in the air. Alongside the image, McQuarrie included the caption “Bonne chance…” meaning “good luck” in French. Check it out below:
Klementieff is best known for playing Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Outside of Marvel, however, Klementieff has made a name for herself in indie films like Ingrid Goes West and the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems, and television series such as Black Mirror. When she was cast in Mission: Impossible 7, McQuarrie referred to her character as being a “femme fatale,” but further details are yet to be confirmed.
While it isn’t yet certain, it would seem Mission: Impossible 7 is the beginning of the end for Ethan Hunt. It’s worth noting that Cruise will be over 60 when Mission: Impossible 8 finally opens in theaters. After accomplishing “impossible” missions for almost three decades, it’s hard to imagine the actor attempting increasingly dangerous stunts forever. The seventh film is set to see him drive a motorcycle off a cliff before pulling a parachute in a highly anticipated stunt involving a train. That said, from what is known about the upcoming Mission: Impossible films, there’s no doubt that both Cruise and the rest of the cast will be in top form on screen. As for Klementieff, whether she will play a hero, villain, or something in between, her role in Mission: Impossible 7 is sure to cement her status as a superstar.
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