Practically all or almost all action sagas have a respective villain and, in Mission Impossible, it was not going to be less. This incredible plot, which premiered for the first time in nineteen ninety six with his first film (he has six and another one on the way), it was an adaptation of a 1966 series and had certain traits with another of Hollywood’s most significant works, 007.
However, the project interpreted by Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) it has forged its way over all these past years and became one of the favorite plots for viewers who love action movies. During this summer, in Spain, the creators of this saga will premiere a new part of this impressive work: Mission Impossible: Deadly Judgment, part one.
Returning to the villains of Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise has had to deal with countless criminals who have tried to put one of the most recognizable smiles in the cinematographic world in trouble. From Jim Phelpsfrom the first film, until henry cavillfrom the last part, going through Sean Ambrose, Owen Davian, kurt hendriks and Solomon Lane. From Cinemaniawe will review the role of each of the ‘bad guys’ that the main protagonist has had to face throughout the saga.
1.- Jim Phelps
Peter Graves gave life to Jim Phelps in the original series of Mission Impossible, but in the first film adaptation the role went to Jon Voight. As in the series, he was the leader of the secret agent team known as Impossible Missions Force (IMF) and coordinated team operations. However, the great surprise of the film Brian DePalma is that Jim betray your team and, automatically, he becomes the number one enemy of the group.
2.- Sean Ambrose
The role of Sean Ambrose was played by dougray scott in mission impossible 2 (2000). A former IMF agent turned villain willing to unleash a deadly virus and sell the cure to the highest bidder. Also, he is a cunning, manipulative and extremely dangerous character to other people. Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) is in charge of stopping the footsteps of an Ambrose who will do everything possible to make his plans work out.
3.- Owen Davian
Philip Seymour starred in the role of the villain Owen Davian in mission impossible 3 He is a mercenary and arms dealer known for his brutality and ability to evade the law. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) will be in charge, along with his team of agents, to stop Davian’s plans and rescue a kidnapped person. After this role of Owen, the interpreter was recognized for his great performance as one of the villains with the most intimidating presence and intense acting.
4.- Kurt Hendricks
michael nyqvist gave life to Kurt Hendricks in the film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011). The objective of one of the villains in this saga was to provoke a global nuclear conflict to purify the world. To achieve his goal, he intends to use nuclear weapons and unleashes a series of events that endangers the world scene.
5.- Solomon Lane
Solomon Lane, who plays Sean Harris in the film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015), is the main leader of the Labor union, a secret organization willing to use all kinds of resources in order to destabilize the world order and destroy the IMF. He is one of the main villains of the saga and a formidable enemy for Tom Cruise.
August Walker played the role of Henry Cavill in the last part of the saga: Mission Impossible: Fallout. He is a CIA agent who was assigned to work alongside Ethan Hunt and his team on a certain mission. However, as the plot develops, it is shown that Walker has some own goals and hidden loyalties that generate a complicated dynamic within the group. Athletic character, skillful and with an impeccable attitude.
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These are the actors of ‘Mission Impossible’ who have played the different villains in each of the films