Last we heard, Christopher McQuarrie was retooling the ending of Mission: Impossible 5, resulting in a bit of a delay. According to the director, that’s not really accurate. McQuarrie took to Twitter for a spontaneous Q&A, fielding questions from fans of the series. The director addressed that issue with the ending, which characters won’t be back (and which ones get more screen time) and when we can expect the film’s official title and trailer.

McQuarrie answered a lot of questions during his Mission: Impossible 5 Q&A on Twitter, but he still managed to avoid offering any specific plot details. There have to be some surprises, right? Most notably, McQuarrie says that Ving Rhames’ Agent Brandt will have more screen time, and confirms that Sean Harris is the villain. He also says that when we see the first trailer, we’ll understand what it is that McQuarrie included in this film that hasn’t been in any of the previous installments. That’s pretty exciting.

He also confirms that his Jack Reacher composer Joe Kraemer is delivering a “retro” score, and that neither Paula Patton nor Maggie Q were available to return. But he does suggest that Simon Pegg’s Benji will be much more active in the field this time around.

Check out some of his best answers for more details:

Mission: Impossible 5 hits theaters on July 31.