Mission: Impossible is by far one of the better film franchises going. It really is a living example of a series where (almost) every film is legitimately better than the last, with the most recent one, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, achieving more praise than any of the other films and landing with the highest box office gross in the franchise. But what’s even more interesting is, in the series’ 18 year history, there have only been four films. If there’s one thing you got to admire about Tom Cruise, it’s his refusal to do one of these movies until the story is perfect.
As far as that perfection goes, many would argue one of the things that made Ghotocol the best entry in the series was Jeremy Renner. Now, with production on the newest film looming, the acclaimed actor confirmed he would be involved in the new film. While speaking with Yahoo! in regards to the possibility of joining True Detective season two, the actor stated the following: “It’s kind of unlikely. In fact, I’m kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie. It’s unlikely I can find the time right now. And that’s all right. It’s just really high-class problems — pretty awesome to have. Even if I really wanted to do it, which I don’t, I couldn’t.”
And there you have it. Renner + Mission: Impossible 5. It’s a reality, and that’s awesome.
Are you pumped to see Renner come back for another mission? Who else are you looking forward to seeing on screen in 2015? Let us know in the comments below.
Also, don’t forget to check out Tom Cruise on the latest episode of the Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick!