Mission: Impossible 7 – Christopher McQuarrie explains the title Dead Reckoning (and it promises to be heavy)

Christopher McQuarrie said more about the seventh film in the cult action saga starring Tom Cruise and explained the title Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning.

The series of action / spy films launched by Brian De Palma in 1996 is certainly with the British agent in the service of Her Majesty the most famous franchise of the genre. If the notoriety of Impossible mission has been proclaimed since 1966 with the soap opera of which the filmmaker behind Double Bodysuit pulled a sequel, now the face that is associated with the name is indeed Tom Cruise and his sick crazy stunts.

And after episodes all more qualitative than each other, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 and Part 2 will sign the big outcome after 28 years of existence (since part 2 is announced for 2024). If the latest feature film, the excellent Mission: Impossible – Fallouthinted at the best of the saga, it could be that Dead Reckoning (Part 1) do even better and in view of the explanation of the title revealed by the director at the microphone ofEmpirewe are already salivating.

McQuarrie who gives the key to the mystery

“There’s a lot of stuff that comes out of Ethan’s past. Dead Reckoning is a navigational term. It means you pick a course based on just your last known position and it becomes a whole metaphor for not just Ethan, but also for several characters.

So sure, in the podcast Light The Fusethe director had already returned to this question in August 2022, except thathe had given a less explicit answer. He had mentioned that the title initially applied more to part 2 than to the first. However, it was after reshaping the beginning of the film that the seventh opus would also have deserved the surname Dead Reckoning. In any case as much as his successorgaining in significance as McQuarrie dug deep into the arc of Ethan Hunt and the other characters.

Mission: Impossible 7: photoMcQuarrie sets out to dig deep into his characters

So if in the podcast we learned that the title referred to the characters, we now know literally what it means and we can now think about it through the prism of the protagonists. A statement that completes the first and ends up enlightening decryption aficionados. Something to keep the curious who will go and see Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Part 1) July 12, 2023 in French cinemas and part 2, the release of which is currently set for June 26, 2024.

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