The world has waited a long time to see Tom Cruise return as Ethan Hunt.

In the latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One,” Tom wasn’t the only star that came back. Simon Pegg and Vanessa Ferguson also made their return to the “Mission: Impossible” universe.

To celebrate the movie’s premiere, the cast and crew returned where filming started: Rome, Italy.

Tom Cruise: “It’s really amazing to be here. It took a lot to be able to film here during that time period. Amazing what the country did, what Rome did, what Venice did, and to finally be here in this moment, where we’re sharing it with everyone, it’s quite a privilege.”

Vanessa Kirby: “When you’re around someone like Tom, who is such a cinephile, and who loves what he does so much, it is life-changing.”

Esai Morales: “The story can be twisted again and again — how many surprises, how shocking it can be, and how funny. There’s so many moments of unexpected humor, but good humor.”

Simon Pegg: “Whenever I get these calls to make these films, and I see Tom again, I know I’m going to have an adventure. I don’t know what adventure that shape is going to take, but I know it’s going to be incredible.”

Frederick Schmidt: “It’s an absolute thrill ride. As an actor, you never know what to expect, because it’s ‘Mission: Impossible.’ Anything can happen, and it usually does.”

Hayley Atwell: “From genre to tone, to characters’ arcs, to the visual spectacle of it, it’s a film that we haven’t seen anything of its nature ever before. It pushes the envelope technologically. Everything we do in this movie is for the sake of delighting the audience.”

Rebecca Ferguson: “You’re either jumping off something, something will be explosive, it’s either real life, it’s a weekend race, or it’s actually shooting, so nothing is mediocre in this world.”

“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” hits theaters on July 10.

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