When it comes to marketing a sequel I have to assume trailers aren’t so much attempting to sell an audience on whether or not they want to see a movie as much as it’s about raising awareness that, “Hey, remember how you like the last movie? Well, another one with the same characters is coming.” Sure, you want it to look good, and the marketing and press blurbs (Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation have already accomplished that, but is the target audience aware it’s hitting theaters on July 31? Were you aware it’s just a little over a month away? No, well, here’s another trailer to not only whet your appetite, but to serve as a reminder.
Watch the new Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation trailer below.
With the IMF disbanded and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces its most impossible mission yet.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Simon McBurney
In theaters: July 31, 2015