I seem to recall the ending of Rogue Nation had to be reworked at the last minute, similar to Spectre’s, so that might have had something to do with it.
Rogue Nation was a bit of a disappointment for me, they tried to emulate the fourth one, but I think Mission Impossible thrives on change. Their best stunt was in the opening 5 minutes, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames sleepwalked through it, and that last act was pretty dull.
I’m hesitant about the next one cos they’ve kept on the same director, but he’s said it’s going to be different so fingers crossed!
Glad they’re bringing Michelle Monaghan back. I thought it was very clever the way they explained her absence in Ghost Protocol. Going in I wondered how they could have dropped her character after the third one, it seemed like it was going to be another very different, standalone story… but no!