In Mission: Impossible - Fallout we meet the character of White Widow (Vanessa Kirby), an arms dealer, on some party in Paris. In her speech she commemorates her mother, naming her "Max".

In the first Mission: Impossible movie in the series, the 1996 Brian de Palma one, Max is the name (or an alias) of Vanessa Redgrave's character, also an arms dealer, who is the movie's antagonist.

Could it be the same Max? Is Fallout's White Widow the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave's character? Is there some confirmed information on the subject?

  • Turns out I'm old, when I read "first Mission: Impossible" and assumed that you meant the first Mission: Impossible.
    – pipe
    Aug 18, 2018 at 8:30

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Yes, Vanessa Kirby confirmed herself:

Talking to Digital Spy, The Crown's Vanessa Kirby has revealed that her enigmatic character, the White Widow, is the daughter of arms dealer Max, played by Vanessa Redgrave, in the first movie. - digitalspy

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