Photo: Henry Czerny's Return in "Mission: Impossible 7"
Every fan loves callbacks in long-running franchises. It's a nice way to keep up the awareness of the larger world the films of that franchise take place in. The upcoming seventh installment in Mission: Impossible is set to land in theaters November 7th (Hopefully). That is over 25 years after the first film landed in theaters on May 28th, 1996. As a way to acknowledge the franchise's humble beginnings, Henry Czerny is returning as Eugene Kittridge, the IMF director from the first film who chased Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt under the assumption he was a mole in the agency.
Whether they will meet under similar narrative set-up is anyone's guess (Hunt seems to be accused of being a traitor every other film). But, as a cheeky callback to his original appearance, a photo has been released today by M:I 7 director/writer Christopher McQuarrie revealing Kittridge on a train, which was the last setting audiences saw the character in in the 1996 film. Check out the full image below:
Mission: Impossible 7 co-stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Frederick Schmidt, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Esai Morales. Stay tuned!