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Tom Cruise’s Ex Flame Hayley Atwell’s Insane Training Video Goes Ultra Viral as Internet Calls Her ‘Fitness Goddess’, Fans Say They Now Realize Why Cruise Fell for Her

Tom Cruise is donning his super spy garb and taking on the facade of the legendary Ethan Hunt once again for his 2023 Mission: Impossible installment. And this time, the franchise welcomes MCU veteran, Hayley Atwell to the fray. The English actor has been confirmed to join the cast as Grace, although her character’s contribution to and role in the movie have not yet been fully disclosed.

Hayley Atwell is set to star in the upcoming Mision Impossible 7 film
Hayley Atwell is set to star in the upcoming Mission: Impossible 7 film

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The Legacy of the Mission: Impossible Franchise

The Mission: Impossible films have held a long residency in the Hollywood action sphere. One of the most beloved and successful franchises of the contemporary era, the Tom Cruise projects have catapulted the already popular actor to exponential scales of fame and renown. His filmography has been defined by the huge success of the Mission: Impossible films and although they have been scattered over the years intermittently, the franchise has become an unyielding success that people have never resisted revisiting.

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible franchise
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible franchise

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However, the actor, now 60, doesn’t exactly fit the mold of the ideal spy that Ethan Hunt had been modeled to be. As the franchise gears up for the seventh installment of the franchise, the wind indicates this might become the beginning of the end for Cruise’s legacy as Ethan Hunt. Although considering the immense popularity of the MI films, the franchise might yet rear itself up onto a pedestal, garnering a Bond-like image and passing on the mantle of the spy from actor to actor over the generations.

Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning -- Part One
A still from Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning — Part One

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Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell Gear Up For MI‘s 7th Installment

Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning — Part One is going to be the seventh installment in the MI franchise. Besides welcoming Hayley Atwell on board, the film will bring back familiar faces in the form of Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby as Benji Dunn, Luther Stickell, Ilsa Faust, and Alanna Mitsopolis respectively. Esai Morales will star as the primary antagonist.

Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 7
Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 7

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What has been grabbing attention among all the hullabaloo surrounding Cruise’s upcoming project is Hayley Atwell’s workout routines. A recent Instagram video posted via her account finds her going to expansive lengths to train herself into getting in shape for her character in the film. Fans, who have been blown away by the actor’s commitment to the role, are calling her dedication to work out for the role almost as scary as Tom Cruise’s stunt performances.

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Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct Mission: Impossible 7 which has received a premiere date of July 14, 2023.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.