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Tom Cruise ramps up action further in 'Mission: Impossible 7' trailer

Kristofer Purnell - Philstar.com
Tom Cruise ramps up action further in 'Mission: Impossible 7' trailer
Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One"
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MANILA, Philippines — Fresh from dogfights in "Top Gun: Maverick," Tom Cruise steps back into another iconic character of his in Ethan Hunt as "Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One" sets up a brand new dangerous mission with the fate of the world once more at stake.

As expected from Tom Cruise, especially in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise with features that have been running since 1996, the teaser trailer for the series' seventh entry is filled with immense action and death-defying stunts.

From chases via car and horseback to brawls in a nightclub andatop a train, Ethan Hunt is doing an adrenaline-shot more than his high-octane running, capping the trailer with a motorcycle jump off a cliff but cutting to the title card before a parachute is deployed.

"Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning" saw numerous production delays, mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is finally set for a July 2023 release. "Part 2" will come out the following year.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the last two "Mission: Impossible" films to great commercial and critical success, is back behind the camera for his eighth collaboration with Cruise.

Returning from 2018's "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" are franchise mainstays Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, as wellas Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow. A pleasant surprise is Henry Czerny returning as IMF director Eugene Kittridge, who was last seen in the very first "Mission: Impossible."

It's Kittridge who gets most, if not all, of the dialogue in the trailer. "Your days of fighting for the so-called ‘Greater Good’ are over,” he tells Hunt “This is our chance to control the truth. The concepts of right and wrong, for everyone for centuries to come. You’re fighting to save an ideal that doesn’t exist. It never did. You need to pick a side.”

Newcomers in the cast are "Captain America" actress Hayley Atwell, "Guardians of the Galaxy" actress Pom Klementieff, "The Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes, "Game of Thrones" actress Indira Varma, "Sherlock" actor Mark Gatiss, and Cruise's co-star from "Top Gun: Maverick" Charles Parnell.

RELATED: A timeless Tom Cruise takes flight again: 'Top Gun: Maverick' review

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