During the time of 1996 Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt formed tensions with Henry Czerny’s Eugene Kittridge, the director of the Impossible Missions Force. He incorrectly believed that Hunt was the mole within the spy organization.
After 25 years, Henry Czerny is all set to play Kittridge Mission Impossible 7. Thus, making him the third consecutive alum from the first Mission: Impossible movie to appear in the upcoming chartbuster alongside Cruise and Ving Rhames.
However, what exactly has Kittridge been doing the past two and a half decades?
While the particular details about Eugene Kittridge’s activities after the first edition , weren’t something that concerned the 7th series of Mission Impossible, Henry Czerny told that he was fascinated about searching into the character’s past after all this time on his own. Here’s what Czerny considered for Kittridge:
I decided that he’d been to all the agencies on some level or other, had a good notion now of how the game is manipulated and what his place is in this tool of national intelligence. I figured he’d been through all of them at this point, and he’d been disciplined by Ethan 25 years ago. He’s known Ethan, he’s realized he’s done these things, and he knows that Ethan is someone to go to, but he also understands that it’s not ever decent to have one person controlling anything.
When Mission: Impossible 2 came in 2000, Eugene Kittridge was nowhere to be seen, with Anthony Hopkins’ Swanbeck rather assigning Ethan Hunt his mission. Six years overdue, Laurence Fishburne’s Theodore Brassel assisted as the IMF director in 3rd part, and there was no mention of Kittridge’s direction. As Henry Czerny sees it, his identity had made his way through various espionage agencies and picked up more mastery and knowledge, as one should always strive to do. Kittridge also has an elevated opinion of Ethan Hunt compared to in Mission: Impossible, although that doesn’t mean he’s fully in the IMF agency’s camp.
It’s blurred whether Mission: Impossible 7 will mention anything about what Eugene Kittridge has been up to between Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible 7. However, his failure to observe the real mole in the former movie (it was Jon Voight’s Jim Phelps) affected him in a major way. So while it’s controversial he and Ethan Hunt will be intensely quarreling as they did during their first onscreen pairing, it does sound like there could still be some tension between them over ideological differences.
Czerny also spoke of that when he was addressed by Christopher McQuarrie about participating in the 7th part of the movie (which happened almost 25 years to the day that the actor was asked to join Mission: Impossible), the filmmaker didn’t have a detailed plan for Eugene Kittridge, only that he wanted to “dig around” with the identity.
Still, it only took a few instants for Czerny to agree to sign onto the next Mission: Impossible installment, and even if Kittridge and Ethan Hunt aren’t the best of pals in this story, fingers crossed that the former will be a responsible ally to the latter.
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