September 09, 2011 at 08:24 PM EDT

The first poster touting Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is simple, elegant… and kind of intimidating. Tom Cruise/Ethan Hunt is rockin’ a steely gaze below the same hood he has sported in a prior teaser and set images. Below Cruise’s forbidding gaze is the signature Mission: Impossible fuse. The message from this one-sheet is clear: Ethan Hunt will own you. Check out the poster below: 

The film, which finds Hunt tracking the culprits behind a bombing at the Kremlin, hits theaters Dec. 21.

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