In a new comic released with in conjunction with “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s” DVD/Blu-ray, director Christopher McQuarrie and artist Owen Freeman reveal how Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) went rogue (via Wired).
The film finds Hunt on the lam when the government disbands the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). Hunt opts to continue pursuing the Syndicate instead of hanging up his post, which puts him on the run from both; the film jumps in time shortly thereafter, by about 6 months. The comic explores what Hunt did in that time.
You can check out a preview of the comic HERE.
‘Top Gun’ is among the Library of Congress’ 2015 selections for the National Film Registry.
Each year, the Library of Congress adds 25 notable films to the registry, ensuring that the titles will be preserved for generations to come. The 2015 class is typically eclectic, ranging from silent films to 1980s blockbusters, edgy indies to educational films such as the Disney-produced 1946 entry “The Story of Menstruation.”
“Selecting a film for the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to cinema and America’s cultural and artistic history,” said acting Librarian of Congress David Mao. “The registry is an invaluable way to advance public awareness of the richness, creativity and variety of our nation’s film heritage.”
The 2015 selections bring the number of titles in the registry to 675. The films are selected by Library of Congress staffers and the National Film Preservation Board, after reviewing nominations made by the public via the Library of Congress website.
While promoting yesterday’s Blu-ray/DVD release of Rogue Nation, McQuarrie, in a new interview with Collider, shared the most intriguing detail yet: “We have the idea for the sequel locked and loaded.” “I don’t know what I can say. I can only say it’s a going concern.”
As for the already announced Mission: Impossible 6, which McQuarrie is returning to write & direct, it sounds like he & Cruise are already hard at work designing a much more complex action sequence for the highly anticipated sequel. McQuarrie teases the new sequence: “Look, we definitely have to raise the bar, we’ve got to do that every time. And we have an idea for one sequence in particular and it’s one we’re very, very excited about. It’s going to be incredibly challenging to do, and we’re very excited.“
There’s a fairly good chance the sequence he’s describing here is the glass bridge stunt, which he decided not to use in Rogue Nation. Back in July, while speaking with movie|fone, he described the elaborate sequence, also teasing that this stunt would likely make an appearance in a future Mission: “There was one we really loved [that involved] a glass bridge — a footbridge going from one building to another, And that glass device Ethan uses to break into the factory or the power plant [in “Rogue Nation”], he uses the same glass breaking device to destroy this entire glass bridge.” With enemies coming at him from both sides, Hunt would have to blow the bridge to save himself: “It was going to be this spectacular image, and unfortunately it was just so unbelievably expensive and we had to jump through so many hoops to put them on that glass bridge, we ultimately put it in the file with all the other things that will show up in another [film].”