Rebecca Ferguson Calls ‘Mission: Impossible’ the Only Franchise That Does Female Characters Justice
After ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’ is released, the action franchise starring Tom Cruise is praised for doing justice when writing storylines for its female characters.
AceShowbiz –Rebecca Ferguson has applauded the “Mission, Impossible” franchise for giving opportunities to women. The 39-year-old actress is back as MI6 agent Isla Faust in the latest movie in the franchise and is impressed by how director Christopher McQuarrie and leading man Tom Cruise provide material for actresses such as Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, and herself.
” ‘Mission’ is probably the one franchise that knows how to write storylines for women. They break things down; there’s not a lot of going into detail about what happened. You do not talk about it. There’s always reasons why arcs go a certain way. I control my own destiny (as Ilsa), there are reasons why things happen,” Rebecca told IndieWire.
The “Dune” star does not attempt to copy Cruise by performing her own stunts but loves getting the chance to work with the movie icon in the action series. She explained, “I tend to be running far behind, but I try.”
“Tom is the movie. He represents ‘Mission’, everything that’s good, and thankfully nothing bad has come from it. You are offered a palette of knowledge, you learn it and do it and embrace it. You also can choose to say ‘no’. They will find a solution around it, you’re never forced to do it.”
Rebecca recalled how she was supported when she was unable to ride a powerful motorbike at the necessary speed for a scene in the movie. She said, “It was a 760 Triumph, a big motorbike. I am very strong, but being on one of these on a road in England going fast – the trainer said I was going too slow. ‘I need to get off; it’s not safe. I don’t trust myself.’ No worries! They had other options, Jenny (Tinmouth), the best motorcycle bike rider in the world.”
Christopher Nolan Not Interested in Returning to Superhero Genre Despite ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy Success The ‘Oppenheimer’ filmmaker has made it clear that he has no desire to helm another comic book adaptation despite successfully directing the Christian Bale-starring Batman movies.
Christopher Nolan has refused to ever make another superhero movie. The 52-year-old filmmaker helmed “The Dark Knight” trilogy from 2005 to 2012, in which Christian Bale portrayed lead character Bruce Wayne/Batman, but Nolan won’t be renewing his acquaintances with the Caped Crusader anytime soon.
“No,” he replied when asked by YouTuber HugoDecrypte whether he would make “another superhero movie.”
Nolan also passed on responding when questioned if he would consider directing a “Star Wars” motion picture one day, but he won’t be heading behind the camera on the small screen anytime soon. Quizzed about whether he is up for making a “TV show one day,” he also replied, “No.”
With Nolan ruling himself out of anymore superhero films, that looks to have called time on Bale’s career as Batman. In June 2022, Bale admitted he would be up for portraying Batman again if Nolan asked him.
Asked if the offer has even come up from Warner Bros, he said, “No, no, no. Nobody, nobody reaches out to me or they keep me like a mushroom, keep me in the dark and feed me s***. For me, that would be a matter of Chris Nolan, if he ever decided to do it again and if he chose to come my way again, then yeah, I would consider it because that was always our pact between each other is we would just stick to it. We said we would only ever make three. And then I said to myself, and I’d only ever make it with Chris.”
Bale – who appeared in “Batman Begins“, “The Dark Knight”, and “The Dark Knight Rises” – recently admitted he still hasn’t seen “The Batman” although he hailed Robert Pattinson as a “wonderful actor.” He previously hailed the star’s casting as the DC superhero as a “good choice.”
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