Maggie Q Talks Possible Return To Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ Franchise

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Maggie Q commented on whether or not she would be willing to return to Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise.

The third Mission: Impossible film introduced Maggie Q to the film series in the role of Zhen Lei, one of the team members who joined Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt in his task to take down arms dealer Owen Davian. While Zhen Lei played a key role in the success of the team’s mission, Maggie Q was unable to reprise the role in subsequent Mission: Impossible sequels due to her commitment to The CW’s Nikita.

However, with the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible films set to feature some returning cast members, some fans have wondered in Maggie Q could return to the franchise one day. During an interview with, Maggie Q noted that while her commitment to Nikita prevented her from returning to the Mission: Impossible film series in the past, she doe not see why it wouldn’t be possible now that the series has long been canceled:

“You know, it’s funny because they asked me to come back after Mission: Impossible III, but I was contracted on television so I was so happy and touched, but it was not something I was able to do legally. I couldn’t leave my show for it which was really sad. People asked me at the time, ‘When are you coming back?’ and I said, ‘I can’t!’ They asked and I couldn’t do it. I don’t see why it couldn’t now be a possibility in the future, but we shall see…”

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The Mission: Impossuble franchise is set to continue with the seventh and eighth installments on the film series, which will be shot back-to-back. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible 7 stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham,  Nicholas Hoult, Vanessa Kirby, and Henry Czerny.

Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released in theaters on  July 23, 2021.


Sebastian Peris

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