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Tom Cruise reveals Mission: Impossible 6 title

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Not just a one-man stunt machine, Tom Cruise is also now a certified Instagrammer. And it's via social media that he revealed the title of his new Mission: Impossible movie.

Drumroll, please. It's called Fallout, as you can see from the clapperboard image below.


This of course opens up all sorts of questions as to the story. We currently know very little about the sixth Mission: Impossible movie, short of its cast and director.

Rogue Nation's Christopher McQuarrie is once again at the helm with Cruise leading a starry ensemble: Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby.

"The title has multiple meanings in the film, from the literal to the figurative," McQuarrie tells Empire. "There is the threat of nuclear terrorism hanging over the movie, which is the literal threat."

On the use of 'figurative', McQuarrie adds: "There’s the notion that what’s happened in the movie is the end result of choices that Ethan Hunt has made in his life. It’s Ethan’s past come back to haunt him. It’s the fallout of all his good intentions."

That scenario sounds ominous, and no doubt has allowed Cruise to unleash plenty of his outrageous trademark stunts. He already busted his ankle during filming last October while sprinting across the rooftops of London, but how can anything top the clinging-to-the-side-of-an-aeroplane show-stopper from Rogue Nation?

One thing's for sure: Cruise is promising to "up the ante" with these shot of him dangling outside a helicopter. That noise you hear is the sound of a myriad insurance agents looking for new trousers.


Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits our screens on 27th July. Stay tuned for the breakdown of the first trailer when it lands.