It’s been four years since Tom Cruise first suited up as Lee Child’s elite Military Police Corps Officer Jack Reacher, but in the new trailer for the second in the spy-vs-spy franchise — titled Jack Reacher: Never Go Back — he’s re-started his revenge rampage without skipping a beat.
“Two things are going to happen in the next 90 seconds,” Cruise informs two sheriffs at the beginning of the clip, as he sits bloodied and bruised in a diner. “First, that phone over there is going to ring. Second … you’re going to be wearing those cuffs on your way to prison.” (Guess what happens?) Reacher then finds himself in the middle of a vast government conspiracy involving a fellow officer (The Avengers‘ Cobie Smulders) brought up on espionage charges and a rogue soldier who’s taking out other American troops. After busting his new ally out of the hoosegow, the two must track down the killer amid exploding cars, hectic firefights, close-quarter hand-to-hand combat on a plane and terse, threat-filled phone conversations in New Orleans. And should you have forgotten that Reacher is indeed a badass, the trailer also features Cruise punching a guy through a car window and jumping off a building to tackle a thug.
The film is directed by Edward Zwick (Glory) and costars Robert Knepper (iZombie), Aldis Hodge (Underground, Straight Outta Compton) and Holt McCallany (Blue Bloods). It opens wide on October 21st.