Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two adds Nick Offerman to the ensemble cast
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two has added Nick Offerman to its cast. The news comes from director Christopher McQuarrie on Twitter, also confirming Janet McTeer’s starring in the upcoming action spy flick. Dead Reckoning Part 2 is billed as the eighth and final title in the franchise, with the plot being kept under wraps. Both Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning movies have been delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Part 1 now scheduled for July 14, 2023 and Part 2 currently scheduled for June 28, 2024.
As part of the announcement, filmmaker McQuarrie released two images from the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two. Offerman (Parks and Recreation) is seen dressed in a service uniform, adorned with prestigious medals while sporting a crew haircut. Right next to him is Mindhunter’s Holt McCallany, who joined the cast last week. McCallany has been confirmed to play Secretary of Defense Bernstein, who will likely work alongside Offerman’s character to stop Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his crew from completing their mission.
McTeer (Ozark), however, is dressed in a suit with an American flag pinned to her chest. Details are being kept under wraps, so it’s unclear which side she’s on. McQuarrie also tagged the “Light the Fuse” podcast, which is dedicated to discussions about the Mission Impossible franchise and the sets. The account responded by promising a new episode this Wednesday, featuring an interview with McQuarrie and Offerman. Regarding the podcast lengthLight the Fuse claims it will be longer than the runtime of Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
In May, Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. The Dead Reckoning trailer hinted at the return of Henry Czerny, who played IMF director Eugene Kittridge in the original 1996 film. Fans can expect a slew of insane globe-trotting action sequences. , including one where Hunt drives a motorcycle off a cliff and parachutes into the abyss.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning stars Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) in the lead. Last year, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) were also added.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two is set to be released in theaters on June 28, 2024.
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