Rebecca Ferguson is one of the biggest breakout stars of 2015. After making her stylish introduction into the blockbuster realm as Ilsa Faust in this summer’s Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation, the Swedish born actress was able to not only outshine Tom Cruise in his own film, but also help turn Ilsa into one of the best onscreen female characters of the decade so far. Ever since the film’s release too, the actress has gone on to be rumored for the female lead in Fox’s Gambit, landed a role alongside Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train, been rumored for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, and signed on to star opposite Michael Fassbender in The Snowman.
Oh, and she’s also been rumored to be in talks to play the title role in Captain Marvel.
Following the recent announcement that director and writer Christopher McQuarrie would be returning to helm Mission: Impossible 6 as well, Showbizz 411 is reporting that Ferguson is “signed, sealed and delivered” to be reprising her role as Ilsa in the next installment. This would make Ferguson the first actress to return for multiple installments in the Mission franchise, and considering how strongly audiences latched onto her driven and double-crossing Faust – it’s easy to see why.
Bringing an onscreen personality reminiscent of actresses like Grace Kelly or Ingrid Bergman, Ferguson brought a refreshing change of pace for moviegoers this year, and it’ll be hard to think of 2015’s most memorable movie characters without her coming to mind fairly quickly. She brought that same charm and elegance that many of Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite collaborators became known for, and knowing she’ll return with the same writer and director she worked with previously should mean good things for the franchise moving forward.
While no story details have been revealed as of yet, Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is expected to return, although the rest of his team members remain a mystery for the time being. Faust proved to be his best onscreen love interest of the franchise as well, and considering the open-ended conclusion their relationship received in Rogue Nation, there’s a number of certainly interesting directions these two could take in the next installment. Personally though, I’m just looking forward to seeing how McQuarrie is planning on topping that Opera sequence, which is still one of my favorite sequences of the year.
Mission: Impossible 6 is set to hit theatres in 2017.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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