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Ethan Hunt returns in first poster and teaser footage for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Feb 1, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away, and that means—in addition to the last football game of the NFL season and a massive halftime show—the most expensive and widely seen commercials of the year. Among those will be movie trailers. Lots and lots of movie trailers.

We're already anticipating footage from several major blockbusters Sunday evening, including the first trailer for Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth installment in the long-running spy-fi franchise starring Tom Cruise. A few years ago it seemed unlikely that the franchise would be able to keep up this level of energy and quality, but ever since Ghost Protocol dropped in 2011 it's felt like there's no stopping the Mission series. Now Fallout is set to (hopefully) dazzle us with more insane stunts and massive action set pieces, not to mention Henry Cavill's mustache.

In anticipation of Sunday's trailer release, Paramount Pictures has released two brief trailer teasers via social media. Not counting logos it amounts to maybe 10 seconds of footage, but if you're a fan of the franchise it's enough to get you excited. The first is just Ethan Hunt (Cruise) looking cool as he walks through a set of doors. The second features Cavill putting up his dukes for a fight, the return of Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett looking flawless, and, of course, a car chase. Check out the footage, and maybe pause it a few times to make sure you see everything.

Paramount also released the first poster for the film on Thursday, which features Cruise's silhouette and Ethan Hunt dangling from a helicopter.

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And in case you need even more details, here's Paramount's vague-but-exciting 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.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is in theaters July 28.