The Mission: Impossible movies have known to have a few notable female characters in their casts, but they are usually vastly outnumbered by the male cast members. It looks like director Christopher McQuarrie is looking to bring that back into balance in this fifth upcoming installment. He posted a picture of the women of Mission: Impossible 6, and it looks like we're in for an interesting dynamic.
The women of Mission: Impossible 6 featured here are Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Rebecca Ferguson, and Michelle Monaghan. Kirby and Bassett are new to the cast but Ferguson and Monaghan are returning. Ferguson's Isla Faust was one of the best parts of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. A female spy that could give Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) a run for his money in the best possible way. When she lived through the movie, fans were eager and hopeful that she would be returning to the series. A few people on twitter noted that there appear to be marks or scars of some sort on Ferguson's neck. We can hope that they aren't going to kill off such a fantastic character just for the sake of drama.
Monaghan has been absent from the series for two movies, save for a brief cameo in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The last movie didn't even acknowledge her so the fact that they are bringing her back hopefully means they are going to address her complicated relationship with her husband. Last we heard of her she was in hiding from someone who tried to kill her. William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) spent most of Ghost Protocol convinced that he was the reason she was dead only to find out later that Hunt faked her death.
McQuarrie has been posting a lot of pictures from the set since they started shooting back in April. They don't give anything away for what the plot could be but it is nice to see returning members like Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Renner is unable to return due to scheduling conflicts with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.
Mission: Impossible 6, directed by Christoper McQuarrie, stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin, and Angela Bassett. We don't know anything about the plot yet but it does have a release date of July 27, 2018.