At this stage, Tom Cruise will be absailing across skyscrapers in an adult diaper, with the film series showing no sign of stopping in the future. The latest sequel, Mission: Impossible 5, was confirmed late last year, with Cruise signing on earlier this summer. Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce will script the film, and the news that Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, X-Men, The Usual Suspects, The Wolverine) will direct.
Given his experience as a writer on The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie and now-in-cinemas The Wolverine, McQuarrie has something to bring to the table for an action-filled film, not to mention his knowledge from past collaberations with Cruise. Confirming his directorial role, he yesterday tweeted the message 'Mission: Accepted'. Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President, stated 'The Mission series is special for its signature directors; Chris McQuarrie keeps this tradition thriving.'
With nobody else besides the main actor and director confirmed, only guesses can be made about the remainder of the cast. Any chance Brendan Gleeson will return, or maybe last in the series cast member Simon Pegg? Start casting your votes now on the off chance public demand will have some power.
Remind yourself of Mission: Impossible's greatness with this clip from the last in the series.