Seven months after principal photography began, director Christopher McQuarrie announced on his Twitter page today that production has wrapped on Mission: Impossible 5. The action-packed sequel, which brings back Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, was previously set for a Christmas Day release, but was bumped to a July 31 release back in January, giving the filmmaker less than five months to complete post-production. Christopher McQuarrie revealed during a Twitter Q&A session last weekend that the first trailer will be coming soon, although he didn't give a specific date.
No official plot details have surfaced yet, but the director also indicated during the Q&A that the full title will also be announced soon, most likely with the trailer's debut. The previously-mentioned cast members are joined by Mission: Impossible newcomers Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, America Olivo, Sean Harris and Jingchu Zhang. One of the many set videos that surfaced during the extensive production showed Tom Cruise strapped to the outside of a moving plane as it took off, which promises to be just as exciting than anything we've seen so far in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
It's worth noting that production was shut down for a week last month to rework the ending, although the director stated in the Q&A that they shut down merely to prep for the ending, not to tweak it. At any rate, now that production has wrapped, hopefully we'll get the first trailer that Christopher McQuarrie promised very soon. Are you looking forward to seeing Tom Cruise back in action as Ethan Hunt? Take a look at Christopher McQuarrie's tweet below, and stay tuned for more details on Mission: Impossible 5.