Rumors of a Mission: Impossible reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (January 16) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 17/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 54 years since Mission: Impossible first aired?! (54 years, 4 months, to be exact.)
Why in the world did Mission: Impossible end?
When Mission: Impossible came to an end after 7 years in March 1973, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Rollin Hand (Martin Landau). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Mission: Impossible reunion disappoint people?
Mission: Impossible aired from 1966-1973 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Landau said he's not sure if Mission: Impossible would work today. “I don't want to see old Rollin Hand,” he told a journalist (Landau turned 92 in June). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Mission: Impossible movie?
In a recent interview, Martin Landau said he can't imagine a Mission: Impossible reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Lesley Ann Warren (who played Dana Lambert between 1970 and 1971) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Mission: Impossible movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Mission: Impossible reboot?
Recasting Mission: Impossible for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Mission: Impossible reunion, a Mission: Impossible movie, or a Mission: Impossible reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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