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Christopher McQuarrie accepts "Mission: Impossible 6" directorial return

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie took to Twitter earlier today to confirm that the 47-year old will be returning as director for the currently un-subtitled Mission: Impossible 6.

It has long been rumored that he would return and he revealed the announcement in a similar fashion to how he announced that he was directing MI5.


After the massive commercial and critic success of Rogue Nation, it seemed the sensible choice to have McQuarrie return as director, although with him returning marks a first in the 20-year history of the Mission Impossible franchise.

This will be the first time a director has reprised his role for the Tom Cruise produced Spy series. To some this may not be an interesting fact, but die hard fans of Mission: Impossible will remember Cruise stating during an interview around the release of MI3, that he wished that every single installment had a different director on board to add their own style and flavour to a single story and therefore having each film as a standalone. This is now not the case.

As previously mentioned, MI5 was a huge success so it would maybe seem a mistake to drastically change the tone of the series for future installments. We will have to wait and see if this is the right decision on Cruise's and McQuarrie's part.

Now that McQuarrie is on board for the sequel, we wait with bated breath that Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner will also make a return.

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