Mission Impossible 5!

Mission Impossible 5!

In 2011 ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ released to a warm welcome claiming a mighty $700 million in worldwide box office revenues, well ahead of its predecessor which levelled out just short of $400 million. The message behind all this? Cruise remains a bankable action hero and has gone on to confirm this with solid audience reception to both ‘Oblivion’ and ‘Jack Reacher’, the latter of which is gearing up for a sequel.

So where does this all leave the Mission Impossible franchise? Well, in a very happy place as Mission Impossible 5 has now been officially announced with Cruise to return as Ethan Hunt.

Nothing further has been confirmed so far, both the writer and director are either being kept under wraps or haven’t been selected so far, and no word on a possible release date at this point. What has been confirmed however is that JJ Abrams production company ‘Bad Robot’ will still be involved in the series.

Other than that, let the speculation begin! Will Abrams return to direct a new instalment? Not a chance, he’ll be far too busy with Star Wars for the time being. There has been speculation that Cruise’s director from ‘Jack Reacher’ Christopher McQuarrie might be up for the task, but we’ll have to wait on confirmation. 

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.