Ethan Hunt has saved the world numerous times throughout the years. Now, his good deeds are coming back to haunt him in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The film follows Hunt as he goes on the run from the government after an Impossible Mission Force (IMF) mission goes awry. But don’t they always? With former allies and the US government on his trail, Ethan races to save the world from an impending disaster.
The latest installment in the saga boasts a huge cast of characters, many of which return from previous films. Keeping up with every character in the film can be difficult, but we’ve got you covered. Get ready for Mission: Impossible – Fallout with this character cheat sheet.
- Played by: Tom Cruise
Ethan Hunt is one of the IMF’s top operatives. Hunt has prevented countless global disasters throughout his career. (Well, at least five, since that’s how many movies there have been.) In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, he goes on the run from the government after a pivotal mission goes awry. Aided by his allies, Ethan tries to prevent an impending global disaster.
- Played by: Henry Cavill
August Walker is a ruthless CIA agent tasked with taking down Ethan Hunt after he goes on the run following a botched mission. Not much else is known about the character, but he’s poised to have a big impact on Ethan’s life.
- Played by: Simon Pegg
Benji Dunn is a close friend of Ethan Hunt and a recurring player in the Mission: Impossible franchise. He’s one of the IMF’s most talented technicians, and has helped Ethan in numerous missions. In Fallout, Benji sides with Ethan as he goes on the run from the government.
- Played by: Rebecca Ferguson
Ilsa Faust was introduced in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation as a former MI6 agent who helps Ethan Hunt defeat Solomon Lane, the leader of a criminal organization known as the Syndicate. In Fallout, Faust assists Ethan in his quest to prevent a global catastrophe. At least, we think she’s assisting him. He might be in her way.
- Played by: Ving Rhames
Luther Stickell is one of Ethan Hunt’s most trusted allies and a mainstay in the Mission: Impossible franchise. (He’s the only other character who’s been around since the first film!) He’s a master hacker, and has played an important role in the majority of Hunt’s missions. In Fallout, Stickell joins forces with Benji, Ilsa and Ethan to save the world, or at least Ethan’s life and reputation.
- Played by: Michelle Monaghan
Julia Meade-Hunt is Ethan Hunt’s wife. She and Ethan married in Mission: Impossible III, but they soon parted ways after Hunt faked her death to protect her from his enemies. Julia’s role in Fallout is a mystery, but it will be interesting to see her reunite with the husband she’s been unable to make a proper life with.
- Played by: Alec Baldwin
Alan Hunley was introduced in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation as director of the CIA, and originally an enemy of Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force. Hunley eventually changes his mind about the value of the IMF, however, and becomes the Secretary of the agency. In Fallout, the character is still fulfilling his duties as leader of the organization.
- Played by: Angela Bassett
Erica Sloan is the head of the CIA, and August Walker’s boss. Sloan is unforgiving and believes in putting a mission before the lives of agents.
- Played by: Sean Harris
Solomon Lane debuted in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation as the leader of a terrorist organization known as the Syndicate. Lane is eventually defeated by Ethan Hunt and taken into custody. In Fallout, the character is part of the plot that turns Ethan’s life upside down once again.
- Played by: Vanessa Kirby
White Widow is a newcomer to the Mission: Impossible story. Her role in Fallout is being kept a mystery, but she’s expected to play a pivotal part in the plot – and the trailer shows her being pretty vicious with a knife.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout opens on July 27, 2018.