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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ director says he’s considering aging Tom Cruise for Scenes in Film

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, first part almost followed in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in the de-aging of its iconic lead actor.

During a recent interview with GamesRadar+ AND Total filmdirector Christopher McQuarrie has revealed that the Mission: Impossible 7 The creative team looked into Tom Cruise’s use of technology for one of the film’s opening scenes.

“Originally, there was a whole sequence at the beginning of the movie that was going to take place in 1989,” he explained. “We talked about it as a cold opening, we talked about it as flashbacks in the movie, we looked at aging.”

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But it wasn’t the real technology that ultimately led McQuarrie to decide not to use it in the latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise.

“One of the big things about (de-aging) that I was looking at while researching, I kept saying, ‘Guys, this de-aging is really good’ or ‘This de-aging is not that good,'” the director recalled. . “I never found myself really following the story.”

After actually testing the anti-aging technology on Cruise, McQuarrie said he was so taken with the actor’s looks that he missed his performance. He added, “I was so distracted by how an actor I’ve known for a long time was now suddenly this young person.”

While fans might not expect to see a younger version of Cruise in the film, the director noted that he’s looking for ways to incorporate him into future projects.

“In researching that (technology), I’ve cracked the code – I think – on how best to approach it,” McQuarrie said. “By then, we had sort of moved away from it. We could still play it. Never say never”.

Audiences also recently saw 80-year-old Harrison Ford appear as a 40-year-old in the fifth Indiana Jones film when it hits theaters in late June. Director James Mangold used anti-aging technology and old footage of the actor to create the illusion.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, first part it is currently playing in theaters.