‘Mission: Impossible’ Director Refuses to Compare Franchise to James Bond and John Wick

Christopher McQuarrie who’s directing ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’ movies explains why he doesn’t want to compete with 007 and Keanu Reeves-fronted franchise.

AceShowbizChristopher McQuarrie wants the new “Mission: Impossible” movie to eclipse the success of “Top Gun: Maverick“. The 54-year-old director re-teams with Tom Cruise on the upcoming film “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” and is aiming to surpass the long-awaited action sequel that both worked on last year rather than compete with action franchises such as James Bond and John Wick.

“We don’t see ourselves in competition with Bond or ‘John Wick’. We love those movies, and we admire those filmmakers, and we want to see those guys win. All we’re really doing is competing with ourselves,” Christopher told Total Film magazine.

“And coming away from ‘Top Gun‘, we looked at the movie, and said, ‘We’re going to bury those guys. We’re going to crush ‘Top Gun.’ That’s how we look at it. Our only rivals are ourselves. You’ll see things in ‘Part Two’ that benefit entirely from everything we learned from ‘Maverick.’ “

McQuarrie recently suggested that he could come back and direct another “Mission: Impossible” movie. The filmmaker is working on “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two” and didn’t rule out getting behind the camera again in the Cruise-led franchise.

He told Entertainment Weekly, “Look, we’re still shooting eight and there’s any number of ways that that story could play out. When you’re watching ‘Mission, Impossible’, and watching the team go through these adventures, you’re having some sense of what it’s like to make a ‘Mission, Impossible’ movie.”

“There’s always a plan, the plan always changes, everything goes completely awry, and hopefully everything always turns out alright in the end. But you never really fully understand, or trust where it is you’re going, until you get there.”

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