While much remains unknown, director Christopher McQuarrie has shared an update on the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One and Part Two, announcing that Mariela Garriga (NCIS; NCIS: Los Angeles) has joined the massive ensemble cast of his two-part action sequels.
Further details on her role are being kept under lock and key at the IMF, but McQ does leave us with a slight hint, captioning, "We cannot escape the past…," which seems to suggest this mystery character is either running from something or has something to hide. As for how that connects to Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his adventures, that remains to be seen.
Since Part Two is currently filming, we're betting she has a relatively important role to play in the 2024 installment, but we wouldn't be surprised to see her introduced in Part One, before taking on a more prominent position in the Dead Reckoning conclusion.
Check out the first look photo below:
In addition to Cruise as the headliner, the highly anticipated McQ-directed action blockbuster will also see the return of Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Academy Award-nominee Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow, Frederick Schmidt as Zola, and Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge.
Newcomers to the franchise include the aforementioned Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame; Captain America: The First Avenger) as Grace, Shea Whigham (Perry Mason; Marvel's Agent Carter), Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Endgame; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Esai Morales (Titans; La Bamba), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2; Hobbs & Shaw), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride; Saw), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Carnival Row), Mark Gatiss (The Father; The Favourite), Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick; Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Greg Tarzan Davis (Top Gun: Maverick; Grey's Anatomy).
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One lights the fuse in theaters on July 14, 2023; with the expected franchise finale, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two, set to arrive the following year on June 28, 2024.