I already shared the “Would You Rather” and “High/Low” supercuts from the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation press day in Vienna, but it was such a pleasure talking to Simon Pegg that I decided to post my interview with him in full. In the new film, Pegg returns as Benji Dunn, the desk bound IMF technician turned field agent. When the IMF is disbanded, Benji plays ball with Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) and the CIA, but when Ethan (Tom Cruise) needs help tracking down a shadowy organization of rogue agents called the Syndicate, Benji is the first to sign up for the mission.
Check out the video interview below to get Pegg’s full “High/Low” and “Would You Rather” answers, and to find out whether or not he wound up seeing Ant-Man now that it’s in theaters. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is currently in theaters. In case you missed it, click here for my full chat with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie and here for my red carpet coverage.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.