Tom Cruise In For Mission Impossible 4, Release Date Set

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

Three weeks ago we reported on a red carpet interview with J.J. Abrams where he was questioned about the status and plans for Mission: Impossible IV. He of course was the man behind M:I:III but wouldn’t budge too much when it came to direct answers about the fourth. He would only reveal in response to questions about Tom Cruise returning to the franchise for a fourth go by saying, “The goal would be for that to occur.”

They’ve reached that goal my friends and it’s now confirmed that Paramount Pictures has inked a deal with Tom Cruise for him to star again as Ethan Hunt. Not only that, but they’ve set the release date for Mission: Impossible IV as well.

Last summer we found out that Tom had requested that J.J. be involved with the production of the fourth Mission: Impossible and he happily accepted. A mere two months later, Abrams went ahead and found writers for the movie in Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec who he worked with on Alias. The pair were also responsible for the series Life on Mars.

The one unknown factor still is who will be helming the project. J.J. Abrams made it clear that he won’t be directing M:I:IV but he is producing alongside Cruise.

I liked J.J.’s Mission: Impossible III and I thought it was a vast improvement over the second installment. I’m excited to see what he and Cruise bring this time and who they select to direct.

Are you excited to see Tom Cruise back as Ethan Hunt?

Mission: Impossible IV is planned to begin shooting this summer for a Memorial Day 2011 weekend release.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Tom Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssseeeeeeeee!!! Giggity.

  2. This is good news. Wouldn't be the same without him. Let's just hope Ving Rhames is back, too.

  3. This just in: Tom Cruise refuses to come out of the closet. :D I love South Park

    but seriously, this is good news. I loved the third one, and I don't see the MI series without Mr.Cruise in them.

  4. I'd say this is good news all the way around.

  5. Thanks to Collateral and Michael Mann putting Tom Cruise through REAL combat firearms training, we have Tom Cruise handling weapons like a real pro in MI3 making the action scenes more believable, and thanks to JJ Abrams for having a good story and direction for MI3. Making MI:3 the best of the Mission Impossible movies in my opinion, having both a good story and good action scenes. So it's good to hear Tom Cruise is back on board, last thing we need is some other Hollywood actor that has no clue how to even hold a weapon try to convince us he's a top secret agent. It's just too bad JJ Abrams is not directing, but hopefully since he's producing he'll overlook the project to make sure it isn't another MI2… What a freakin disaster that was, John Woo is such an idiot… I'm Chinese, and I still don't have his back… lol.

  6. I can't believe I'm agreeing with you….. but you are totally right.

  7. Good good good. M:I:III was real cool. If Abrams is involved count me in.

  8. Well this will put him back on the radar, cause in my eyes he's been fading quite a bit since he turned into a Studio Exec and such.

  9. Well this will put him back on the radar, cause in my eyes he's been fading quite a bit since he turned into a Studio Exec and such.

  10. core team of JJ abraham and tom cruise will be best for Mission: Impossible IV.

  11. I am surprised and most excited for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE4.Tom Cruise will have done a superb job.He is a very talented action hero.