AceShowbiz - The first full trailer for the seventh installment of the "Mission: Impossible" film franchise appears to have leaked to social media. On Saturday, May 21, Twitter was abuzz with the apparent footage from "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part 1".
The first trailer for the Tom Cruise starrer was screened at CinemaCon in April. However, Paramount Pictures has not made the video officially available online. After the 2-minute video spread on social media, it was soon taken down with a Twitter message citing "a report by the copyright owner."
The studio has not immediately responded to multiple requests for comment on the supposed leak.
Being filmed since 2020, the movie has faced long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic that caused several shutdowns during the production. The principal photography eventually finished in September 2021, with Christopher McQuarrie serving as director as well as penning the script.
Plot details are still kept under wraps, while Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt. Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson (II) and Vanessa Kirby are also among the returning cast, while Henry Czerny returns as Eugene Kittridge for the first time since the 1996 film.
Esai Morales joins the cast as a villain, with Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff being added to the star line-up as well. Other actors confirmed to star in the movie include Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Cary Elwes and Greg Tarzan Davis. Meanwhile, Angela Bassett, who was set to return as Erika Sloane, was removed from the film due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
"Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part 1" is slated to hit theaters on July 14, 2023 after moved several times from its original release date of July 23, 2021. It will be followed up by "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two", which is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2024. Both films have been announced as a send-off to Ethan Hunt.