Cobie Smulders And Tom Cruise Buddy Up In First Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Teaser

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Entertainment Tonight has offered up our first peek at action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in motion, teeing up the action duo of Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Tom Cruise. Fast forward to the 0:40 mark to see Smudlers and Cruise kicking ass and taking names.

On board to reprise his role as the infamous Jack Reacher, Cruise’s not-so-tall agent clearly hasn’t lost his edge in the intervening years since Christopher McQuarrie’s sleeper hit arrived, here seen upending a standard arrest in a remote diner and sending two seemingly corrupt police officers behind bars.

Pitched as a relatively self-contained action movie, Never Go Back takes inspiration from Lee Child’s 2013 novel of the same name, following Cruise’s war hero as he journeys “back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman.”

That commanding officer is Cobie Smulders, who turns to her own ally in a time of need. Robert Catrini, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Austin Hebert are also set to star in Paramount’s high-octane sequel.

Tom Cruise reprises his role as the world-famous drifter when Jack Reacher: Never Go Back makes a beeline for theaters on October 21.