Mission Impossible 5 director sets the record straight with impromptu fan Q&A

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Mar 9, 2015

The modern-day Mission: Impossible franchise has been an enduring element in the spy-fi genre for the better part of two decades, and the man helming the latest installment promises all those rumors you’ve been hearing aren’t true.

The latest Mission: Impossible film, the fifth in the series, is set to premiere July 31 — and rumors have run rampant in regard to alleged problems behind the scenes. There’ve been rumblings that the film was messed up because rewrites were needed to fix/reshoot the ending, all of which was apparently compounded when the studio bumped the release date up by several months.

Director Christopher McQuarrie aimed to set the record straight with a recent fan Q&A on Twitter, and said reports that the film ran into problems are not true — and he’ll address the issue in further detail once he hits the road making promo appearances. He also promised that a trailer should arrive “very soon,” as they’re in a bit of a time crunch to get the marketing campaign lined up for the quick turnover.

Check out the highlights below and let us know what you think:

No. We had to prep it. Shooting it now. “@48fps: @chrismcquarrie Did You really have to reshoot the ending? #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@RedGermek Benji gets his hands plenty dirty. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@paullferrer @MI5Film very true. When I do press for the film I'll set the record straight. No spin. Doesn't fit in 140 characters.

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 8, 2015

@paullferrer @48fps @MI5Film @ParamountPics we are constantly rewriting and have been since day one. Not unusual. Story was a reach.

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 8, 2015

@gmg720 it's coming. Soon. Promise. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@BobCoupee "slower. Unnaturally slower." #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@KevinKlawitter we never set out to top anyone. We just went where the story told us to go. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@juanjoarroyo23 both Paula and Maggie Q were unavailable. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@YYchromo dialogue scenes in this love were a dream. The hardest here are the moments of suspense. Never enough time to shoot them.

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@Anotherfilmnerd we were aiming for Ghost Protocol but Mission has a life of its own and goes where it wants. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@jimreordereilly I'm not ashamed to admit many writers have helped on this movie. Directing takes up all my time. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@DmytroPuyda we're always in a hurry. Now we're in a big f'in hurry. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

@RandyOfAFTimes you'll know from the first trailer. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015

(Via Twitter)