Was there ever any doubt that a fifth Mission Impossible film would be on the way? I’ll say one thing about the franchise, and that’s that each film has had a signature style so far. JJ Abrams kept it all Aliasey in the third film, Jon Woo had Cruise kicking a ridiculous amount of ass in the second movie and Brad Bird brought a sense of adventure to the fourth outing of IMF agent Ethan Hunt.
So what will the fifth film bring? Who knows, but it looks like it might be…Reachering for the stars. CSI Miami intro aside, it looks highly probable right now that Cruise will be teaming up with Jack Reacher helmer Christopher McQuarrie, as all signs point to that director to take on the fifth film.
Paramount has confirmed that Cruise has signed on for the flick, and after the box office success of Oblivion, it should be another big payday for the MI franchise then. Details are still self-destructing whenever they’re uncovered, so consider this early days for the next film so far.
As for Cruise, he’s been a busy boy as of late. Jack Reacher debuted last year, Oblivion is out now and he’s also busy filming another sci-fi flick in the form of All You Need Is Kill.
Last Updated: May 7, 2013