Next 'Mission: Impossible' Sequels Will Bring Back A Character Gone Since The First Movie

One of the cool things about the Mission: Impossible franchise is that while it grew bigger with each movie, the basic framework remains the same. IMF agent Ethan Hunt is usually framed or something, the leader of the So it's interesting to see Christopher McQuarrie reaching all the way back to the first Brian De Palma-directed movie to bring back a character we haven't seen since.

According to a tweet from McQuarrie, the next two movies will see the return of Henry Czerny as former IMF director Eugene Kittridge, who appeared to be a douchebag out to get Hunt but turned out to be a decent joe.

I can't wait to see how Kittridge fits into the ongoing storylines, but something about the way McQuarrie is circling back has me feeling they are trying to bring Mission: Impossible to a close. Could be wrong, but that's the way it looks to me.

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 arrive on July 23rd 2021 and August 5th , 2022 respectively.