The year of the spy film has been one to remember. We had the fourth installment of the Daniel Craig James Bond, a comedic film aptly named Spy with Melissa McCarthy, a comic book style spy film with Kingsman, and had the fifth installment of Tom Cruise’s inclining franchise Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. One of the standouts to an already spectacular film and franchise was the addition of Rebecca Ferguson.
Fun Fact: Ferguson will be the first female lead to return to this franchise ever and reprise her role. That being said, it’s a smart move. Not that the other female characters weren’t fun to watch, but Ferguson’s character was who hooked us throughout the film. Her backstory and onscreen presence made her a sight for sore in eyes in more ways than one. Not only did she handle her own, but she brought depth to what could have a been an unimpressive killer beauty.
Fleshing out her character with another storyline that includes her and her character is a brilliant move and what’s even more shocking is that they have resigned a director to helm the sequel. Mission: Impossible since the first film has never resigned their directors for the next film and that list of directors include:
- Brian De Palma
- John Woo
- J.J. Abrams
- Brad Bird
- Christopher McQuarrie
With a list like that, it’s shocking but equally as brilliant to change out the directors in order to keep the films fresh. Since they have only gotten better and McQuarrie fleshed out a new story it doesn’t hurt to sign him to another sequel at least once. Even if the sixth film is good, I hope they can return to their old formula so the story doesn’t come to a halt.