Connect with us

The Low Down

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Almost Made Tom Cruise The Villain

Published

on

The Mission: Impossible series has been a fan favorite ever since its initial release back in 1996. Tom Cruise, arguably one of the biggest movie stars of our generation, plays the lead role, Ethan Hunt. His charisma, talent, and willingness to perform 99% of his own death-defying stunts make this franchise a must-see. But it appears as though the beloved Ethan Hunt nearly became an evil villain in this installment. (Be warned: the following contains a handful of spoilers about Mission: Impossible – Fallout.)

Very Nearly Evil

In the popular trailer for the latest installment, we see Luther (played by Ving Rhames) holding back an aggressive Ethan and instructing him to restrain his anger, stating “Ethan! That’s not who we are!” To which the always-sly Ethan replies, “Maybe we need to reconsider that.”

This part is in the movie. But it was almost used as a massive turning point in the entire series that would’ve ultimately ended with Tom Cruise turning into an evil character.

What Could’ve Been

In the film, Cruise is supposed to subdue a terrorist, before assuming his identity to continue his espionage. However, the original version of the script had Cruise’s character getting mentally lost in this mission and inevitably going “too far” to prove himself to his terrorist counterparts.

Luckily, that turn towards the dark side never came to be.

The Director’s Thoughts

When asked to elaborate on the possibility of Ethan Hunt turning evil, director Christopher McQuarrie said, “The whole idea was to assume the identity of John Lark. Ethan ends up having to assume Lark’s identity without the mask.”

Adding, “That was eventually going to take Ethan down a very dark path, all of which Tom really embraced, and which I pursued for a very long time.” Now we have to wonder if they’ll take that route in future films. What do you think?

The Low Down

Look Inside The Homes Of Your Favorite HGTV Stars

On HGTV, hosts make a living out of turning the living arrangements of people across the country into chic, beautiful homes that make us totally jealous. From knocking down walls to create the beloved “open floor plan”, to building the perfect en suite bathrooms, HGTV hosts turn houses upside down and leave their clients with homes we can all envy. When it is your job to create the most beautiful homes, it comes as no surprise that the hosts of HGTV take time to create some pretty incredible living spaces for themselves. These hosts take audiences inside their clients’ impeccable renovations, but this time we’re taking you inside the hosts’ digs for an inside look at their own incredible living spaces.

Published

on

Continue Reading

The Low Down

Is ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile’ Even Historically Accurate?

Fans of High School Musical would be shocked to see Zac Efron's killer new role as Ted Bundy. As the star of the new Netflix movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, Efron effortlessly channels the delightfully charming psychopath. This thriller portrays Bundy as his friends and family saw him— attractive, polite, and intelligent. Only near the end does the film reveal...

Published

on

Continue Reading

The Low Down

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Reboot: Get The Details Before It Premieres

We’re going back to the 1990s with the upcoming quasi-revival of the ‘90s smash hit drama, Beverly Hills, 90210. Star Tori Spelling recently commented fans will be pleasantly surprised with the reboot. But what should we expect? Will the whole cast reunite? What’s the plot? You probably have questions and we’re here to spill the details. Reuniting The Original Crew...

Published

on

Continue Reading