Mission Impossible 6 finally has an official title; henceforth the highly-anticipated sequel will be known as Mission Impossible: Fallout. Speaking to Empire, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie teased what the shiny new title means for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his fellow IMF team.

“The title has multiple meanings in the film, from the literal to the figurative. There is the threat of nuclear terrorism hanging over the movie, which is the literal threat. There’s the notion that what’s happened in the movie is the end result of choices that Ethan Hunt has made in his life. It’s Ethan’s past come back to haunt him. It’s the fallout of all his good intentions.”

While plot details remain under wraps, we do know that Tom Cruise has been training for more than a year for his now customary death-defying stunt for the franchise. Cruise took to Instagram and hinted that "they've upped the ante" and shared an exclusive image that suggests Ethan Hunt is attempting to board an out of control pilotless helicopter.

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Christopher McQuarrie returns to the director's seat, and Cruise is joined by Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, and a moustachioed Henry Cavill. Mission: Impossible Fallout is released in cinemas on July 27, and a trailer is undoubtedly imminent. In addition to the title and the first look at Cruise latest attempt to frighten insurances agencies, Paramount issued the first official synopsis;

The best intentions often come back to haunt you.  MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.  Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

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