Tom Cruise Announces Plans for ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

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Tom Cruise has revealed plans to return as Ethan Hunt for a sixth “Mission: Impossible,” asserting that shooting could start as early as a year from now.

Cruise made the announcement on Tuesday night’s “The Daily Show,” where he was promoting this week’s launch of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.”

“We’re starting to work on it now. We’ll probably start shooting it next summer,” he told host Jon Stewart.

The previous films in the franchise have all been separated by at least four years.

Reps for Paramount, which has released all five films in the franchise dating back to 1996, had no comment. The other films were released in 2000, 2006 and 2011.

The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has grossed a combined $2 billion at the worldwide box office. “Rogue Nation,” which carries a $150 million pricetag, will open in 40 international markets this weekend as well, including the U.K., Australia, Mexico and South Korea.

Cruise is also a producer on “Rogue Nation” along with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and David Ellison. Christopher McQuarrie is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Drew Pearce.

The previous films were directed by Brian De Palma, John Woo, Abrams and Brad Bird.

Cruise, 53, is currently shooting drug thriller “Mena” with Doug Liman directing. He also said during the show that he’s discussed an “Edge of Tomorrow” sequel with McQuarrie and Liman, who wrote and directed the sci-fier, respectively.

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  1. I can understand Cruise’s deciding to do MI6 as soon as he can. In spite of his near supernatural defiance of age, he has to know the clock is ticking. More power to him; this is a fun franchise!

  2. Jean Fink says:

    Tom Cruise = DYNAMIC! FABULOUS! MOUTH DROPPING!!! WHEEWWW!!!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!!!

  3. Ms. Elizabeth says:

    Cruise said on Monday, July 27 at the premiere that he was finished filming Mena last Saturday… You should correct your article.

  4. patrik says:

    M.I.6. – VIII(of X.); Rebecca Ferguson – elegant dangerous women

  5. Bill B. says:

    Might want to wait to see how this one does first, but it will probably do respectively. He seems determined to not challenge himself as an actor anymore. Just one action spectacle after another. He’s slowly turning into Liam Neeson.

    • Linda says:

      He does make a lot of action movies, but I see nothing wrong with comfortable in his job. It’s a genre he likes and works well for him. It’s like the average person who stays at the same company for 30 years.

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