For those who haven’t seen Brian De Palma’s ’96 blockbuster in some time, it is worth explaining that William Donloe was the gatekeeper for the Non Official Cover list of agents embedded in various organizations around the world. This is a list that Ethan Hunt and his crew ultimately stole, much to the dismay of Donloe. As a result, he was removed from his station and sent to work at a remote substation in Alaska. This to say, he probably has a bone or two to pick with Ethan. Is it possible he’s going to be a villain? Or is he just going to be back at the CIA and finding a way to make Ethan’s life hard? Either way, they will surely have words for one another.
Meanwhile, the cast for “Part Two” has been shaping up quite nicely, as Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) and Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”) have also signed on for undisclosed roles in the film. Paramount is sparing no expense either, as this summer’s installment is going to be one of the most expensive movies ever made with a budget near $300 million. That may not have been the plan, but the pandemic major complicated things, and they are now relying on a big hit. One assumes they will try to reign that number in for next year’s sequel, but they clearly aren’t skimping on talent.
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two” is set to hit theaters on June 28, 2024.