‘Mission: Impossible 5′: Jeremy Renner Confirms His Involvement

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In 2011, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the fourth film in the action-spy franchise starring Tom Cruise, opened to rave reviews and became the series’ highest-grossing film to date. The world has been waiting ever since for the next installment, and it looks like the gears are finally turning for Mission: Impossible 5 with the recent hire of Call of Duty videogame writer Will Staples to take a pass at Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce’s original script.

Meanwhile, Cruise is already confirmed to return as the lead of M:I 5, while the actor’s Jack Reacher director (and Edge of Tomorrow writer) Christopher McQuarrie will take the director’s chair. As for casting, Mission: Impossible III and Ghost Protocol costar Simon Pegg has said he’ll also be back for M:I 5 and Jessica Chastain has reportedly been offered a big role in the film.

Many may remember that Cruise, Pegg, Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner rounded out the IMF team at the end of Ghost Protocol, and with half of them returning for M:I 5, it was only a matter of time before the rest followed along, too.

In a recent interview with Yahoo TV, Renner at last confirmed his involvement when asked whether he’d be interested in doing a short-term TV series like True Detective:

“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.”

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The ‘Ghost Protocol’ team of Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, and Paula Patton.

As Renner said, being very busy with action tent-pole projects is a very good problem to have, yet one has to wonder how he’ll fit all these movies into his busy schedule. Renner is currently filming The Avengers 2 abroad, and judging by his response, it sounds like M:I 5 is next on the agenda. If the film ramps up production within the next few months, it should still be on track for its release date of December 2015. Either way, expect more news very soon.

Now that we know the IMF team members are all returning – assuming Patton is also along for the ride – we can begin to paint a better picture of Mission: Impossible 5. Brad Bird managed to revive the franchise with his adventurous Ghost Protocol, but judging from director McQuarrie’s past films, the series will likely be getting back to a more grounded and realistic approach for M:I 5.

What do you think about Renner returning to the series and the possible reunion of the cast of Ghost Protocol for M:I 5?


Mission: Impossible 5 opens in theaters on Christmas Day 2015.

Source: Yahoo TV

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  1. Good, I enjoyed Ghost Protocol and I liked the whole team. Renner in a well fitted pants was a particular pleasure.

  2. While the Mission: Impossible movies do not do that much for me, I will probably still give this next one a Netflix watch when it becomes available.

    • A side-note: the article mentioned the Jack Reacher movie…I tried watching that one, and did not like it at all. In fact, it ws so bad, I turned it off half-way thru!

      • Yea same here. Jack Reacher was terrible. I really liked Ghost Protocol tho

        • I mean I turned off JR halfway thru too

      • I thought Jack Reacher was great. Seen it twice, will definitely watch again next time it’s on TV. No idea why it didn’t do so well in the US.

        • I was very surprised at how much I liked Jack Reacher. Ghost Protocol was the best in the series IMHO…

  3. Big fan of the series with MI3 my standout favourite.

    The last couple of films have suggested Ethan is now becoming more of a veteran, which begs the question of how long we will see Cruise continue to be in the thick of the action.

    The inclusion of Pegg and now Renner has definitely breathed some new life into the franchise – with the latter maybe lining up as the longer term replacement?

    Looking forward to seeing which direction the series next heads in….

    Will Hunt gracefully fade into the background as the seasoned veteran and wise mentor to his team – or could we see him become disillusioned by life as an IMF agent and go rouge (ala Jim Phelps).

    Can’t wait to find out!!

  4. Ghost Protocol is the best so far. Brad Bird is a fantastic director, and I am disappointed (though not surprised) that he is not returning. Each movie has a new director, which is why the whole franchise is so up and down in terms of quality.

  5. I like him better in MI4 rather than Avenger. Whedon made his Hawkeye a freaking useless boytoy. His character in Ghost protocol was more Hawkeye(or Hawkguy) than Hawkeye that Whedon wrote.

  6. The movies were for entertainment purposes only. And I found both movies entertaining. I’m hoping that they make more movies of the 2 series.

  7. Props to Renner for having the self-awareness and class to admit how lucky he is.

    I never saw MI2 nor MI3, but I really liked MI4. Probably due to Brad Bird.

  8. Bring back Ving Rhames allready!!
    That guy is awesome incarnate!

    • I agree

  9. Ghost Protocol is excellent. They came up with some fresh and unique action scenes that were really fun to watch. The Burj Khalifa climb, the sandstrom chase, the vertical car park rumble… great, creative stuff instead of cookie cutter standard fare!

  10. Good. More Bourne and more Mission Impossible, what more can we ask for?

  11. Bring Ving Rhames back ! Also Jack Reacher was really well done; Mcquarrey has a style and it will definitely be more grounded…Tom Cruse being the actor he is, has proved time and time again that he is probably the most volatile actor there is despite bad casting decisions (Jack Reacher)

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