Paramount showed a lot of confidence in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” when it moved the film up by five months, and that confidence seems to have paid off with early word from test screenings being that it is one of the best in the series.
Even so, the production did have rumors of some minor problems during filming. One of them might be the actors being kept in the dark due to the secrecy surrounding the movie. Speaking with Playboy, actor Jeremy Renner suggested his time on the film’s set wasn’t as ideal as he might have hoped, partly because the UK shoot kept him away from his daughter:
“This ‘Mission’ was like all the ‘Mission’s – great action set pieces with an idea of a story somewhere in there. There have been four successful versions before this one, so why would I fight the process? I just went and gave to the best of my ability in the scenario I was in.
Now, was it the best scenario for me? The best at what I’m good at? F–k, no. Not having any information about what the heck is going on doesn’t empower any artists to be at the best of their ability. I trusted Tom Cruise, [director] Chris McQuarrie and the studio, and I went with it.
I love Tom, Simon Pegg and everybody else who is in that movie. I love my character. I was happy to be doing it. The ultimate challenge and difficulty on that movie and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ was that they both shot in London, which took me 11 hours away from Ava. That was what caused any cantankerousness, agitation or negative feelings I had about the whole moviemaking experience.”
Whatever Renner’s misgivings, the film itself continues to look spectacular and several new TV spots from it have been released which you can see below. The movie is slated to open in four weeks on July 31st.