New “Mission: Impossible 7” Set Photo Reveals Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust
Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust might be switching sides—again. A new set photo from Mission: Impossible 7, courtesy writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, shows the former MI6 agent looking quite mysterious. Ferguson’s double agent has been one of the best additions to the last few films, giving Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) a colleague who’s on his level in a way he hasn’t really seen before. Faust is tough, fearless, brilliant, and just as clever at playing every side to get the job done. Luckily, for Ethan and his trusty crew of Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), Ilsa’s been on their side—but will that continue?
The photo is deliberately cryptic. Ferguson’s got an eyepatch pushed up on her forehead, and the background is just a blur of black and white. The eyepatch makes one wonder if this is Ilsa undercover, and whether or not she’ll continue to find her interests in line with Ethan’s. We know that McQuarrie has recruited Esai Morales to play the film’s villain (at least one of them, that is), and that Ilsa Faust has reliably kept us guessing since Ferguson joined the franchise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2015.
Joining Ferguson, Cruise, Rhames and Pegg are Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow, with Hayley Atwell and Indira Varma playing new characters. Mission: Impossible 7 was originally set to premiere in theaters on July 23, 2021, but you know what happened. Now you’ll see the latest installment on May 27, 2022, with a streaming release on Paramount+ sometime in July 2022.
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Featured image: Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.