Tom Cruise is a mega action superstar, there’s no doubt about it. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a smash amongst critics, and will almost surely dominate the box office this weekend. But what if the M:I series had a different lead actor? What if another beloved star with a slightly different type of repertoire had filled the role of Ethan Hunt? What if, oh say, Chris Farley took on the impossible mission? Well, thanks to a pretty terrific YouTube edit by one Todd Spence, we have our answer.
For some unknown (but in retrospect, completely genius) reason, Spence spliced a bunch of scenes from Farley’s films into the Rogue Nation trailer, and gave us an action star for the ages. And Farley doesn’t come off as just a hapless, The Man Who Knew Too Little kind of spy, either, but rather a seat-of-your-pants, bullet-dodging badass. It also serves as a reminder that long before Cruise strapped himself in, Farley did the whole “stuck in an airplane door bit” way back in Black Sheep.
Check out the trailer for the action franchise you wish could be real below: