Cameras have been rolling on Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning for a while now, with that primarily being down to delays caused by the pandemic and the fact filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is helming not one, but two instalments of the hit action franchise simultaneously.
Part One arrives in theaters this July, and among the many new additions to the franchise's cast is Cary Elwes. As with everyone else who has signed up to appear in the two-parter, we have no idea who the actor is playing, though McQuarrie did share a first look at the character not too long ago (seemingly confirming he'll appear in Part One and Part Two).
Earlier this week, we spoke with Elwes about his standout role in Guy Ritchie's Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. While we had him on the phone, we asked the actor if there are any similarities between his character there - a handler who is tasked with taking charge of an unruly group of spies - and the one we'll meet in Mission: Impossible.
"No, that’s completely different. Very different," he confirms. "Honestly, I’m not allowed to talk about it [Laughs]. Different but equally as fun. It’s very exciting."
"Christopher McQuarrie is very similar to Guy. He’s a very magnanimous director. Very joyful. He always likes to improvise things and encourages actors to explore different avenues. It was a very joyful process and I’ve really had great luck in working with directors who are very confident and secure in their own abilities. It makes it very easy for me."
We can't fault Elwes for not giving anything away about his Dead Reckoning role, but he clearly had a blast working with McQuarrie on the highly anticipated movies.
As for Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre - a movie we'd definitely recommend - that arrives in theaters on March 3, 2023.
In the meantime, you can check out our full conversation with Elwes by clicking here.