The Goal is to Have Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible IV

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

MTV caught up with fan-favorite J.J. Abrams the other night at the National Board of Review red carpet and took the opportunity to prod the director/producer/writer about Mission: Impossible IV, specifically its leading man and the story.

There hasn’t been much news on the M:I franchise other than the announcement that J.J. Abrams would be involved, that he wouldn’t be directing, that his Alias writers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec would be penning the script and a rumor of Cruise’s wife Katie Holmes being in the film.

Even though it seems obvious and necessary that Tom Cruise again star as lead character Ethan Hunt for it to work as the fourth installment and for J.J. to be involved, nothing has been confirmed on that front as of yet. J.J,’s responses in the quick chat hint that their plan is to have him involved but to what extent and whether it will happen definitively are still unclear.

Here are J.J.’s vague responses to questions about the story and Tom Cruise (my versions of the questions are used).

So, will Tom Cruise be back?

“The goal would be for that to occur.”

No really. Will he be in the film? I want to know, J.J.

“If I say the words though– I’ve seen what you do… You warp and twist, you make me say things that just break me down… The goal would be for Tom to be in the film.”

As for the story, Abrams won’t give anything away and he’s well-versed in secrecy as we saw with Star Trek and his other works. In his answers, Abram does provide an update for where they are in the script-writing process.

“We’re in the second act of the script. There’s an insanely long outline, it is probably longer than the script. It’s going great… we’re very excited and we’re looking to make that movie.”

So, there you have it. Not too much new but they are working away at the next installment. Expect more on M:I:IV in the not too distance future.

What would you like to see from Mission: Impossible IV?

Source: MTV

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  1. the 3rd film was, by far, the most human of the films. i really love it. And as long as JJ is involved in them, I think they'll continue to do well.

    I'm interested to see how they would fit Katey in to a film. Ethan is married now and I hope they don't just piss away Michelle's character on some lame, one line pass off. I really think she did an amazing job and would be wonderful to see again.

  2. Id like to see a continuation of teh third film. What is the rabbits foot? We never find out and I think that it would be cool to do so. Also the chemistry in the last movie bewteen Cruise and his wife was great and I feel like there is more story to tell there. I HOPE they dont have Katie Holmes in the movie

  3. Rob, in the second para your last line is
    'Alias writers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec would be penning the script and a rumor of his wife Katie Holmes being in the film.'
    It should be edited to TOM Cruise's wife Katie Holmes.
    We all know who she is married to but still we don't want a suing, do we?(LOL)!

  4. “If I say the words though– I’ve seen what you do… You warp and twist, you make me say things that just break me down.” For some reason I had to smile when I read that. We all know that sort of twisting of words is common in mainstream media, but it's just nice to see someone address that so upfront and from the get-go. Kudos, Mr. Abrams!

  5. Okey. Tom cruise will be on Mission impossible IV. thanks!

  6. okey so, tom cruise willl be in Mission Impossible IV. thanks

  7. lol, good point. In a rush I didn't write that part to specify who “his” is referring to.

    Fixed :)

  8. The “Rabbits Foot” was a MacGuffin. Nothing more.

  9. This isn't really news. Of course Abrams wants Cruise back. Doesn't mean it's gonna happen.

    >>Josh Rose<<

  10. i can't wait to see this movie

    (yasirmj)

  11. This isn't really news. Of course Abrams wants Cruise back. Doesn't mean it's gonna happen.

    >>Josh Rose<<

  12. i can't wait to see this movie

    (yasirmj)

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