‘Mission: Impossible 5′ Being Fast-Tracked by Paramount?

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 am,

Mission Impossible 5 Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible 5 Being Fast Tracked by Paramount?

People might look back at the 2011 holiday movie season and claim that they knew Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was going to be a big hit, but don’t be fooled by that 20/20 hindsight talk. With Tom Cruise finding it harder and harder to strike box office gold in recent years, a movie franchise that many claimed was past its prime, and a director (Brad Bird) whose previous achievements were in the realm of animation… needless to say, there were more than a few doubts hanging over the film.

As of writing this post, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is an undeniable success, having scored well with critics (read our review) and over $100 million at the worldwide box office after an impressive 5-day IMAX debut and just one day in worldwide theatrical release. It’s little surprise, then, that Paramount (and its subsidiary, Skydance Productions) is already looking ahead to Mission: Impossible 5.

Moviehole has done some digging around at the studio and discovered that they are indeed pleased with how Ghost Protocol has performed so far, and are wholly enthused about the movie’s projected earnings over the entire holiday block. As one source connected to Paramount’s production branch claimed, “Skydance definitely wants to get going quickly on [Mission] 5. And a Top Gun.”

[Sidenote: We’ve previously reported on the in-development sequel to Top Gun, which director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are onboard for – and would supposedly feature Tom Cruise in a supporting role as Maverick. If you want to know more, just check out our coverage of Top Gun 2.]

As we discussed on our own Mission: Impossible 4 episode of the Screen Rant Underground podcast, with Brad Bird and Tom Cruise having successfully given this franchise a new lease on life, seeing a fifth installment go into production is almost a no-brainer. The next chapter would need to come soon, though, because as was noted by our entire editorial stuff, certain scenes of a shirtless Cruise in M:I4 revealed that, while still buff, the action star is starting to show his age. If he is to remain the face of the franchise, best not to wait too long before sending him on his next Mission.

One of the strengths of Ghost Protocol was its re-aligned focus on an ensemble dynamic, rather than being the “Tom Cruise vs. the world” showcase that previous installments were. Paula Patton, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner helped shoulder a lot of the weight that would’ve otherwise been placed squarely on Cruise, and if Bird comes back to helm the next film (and he definitely should be given that option) it’s our hope that the team-centric focus continue.

Did you enjoy Mission: Impossible 4? Ready to see Mission: Impossible 5 sooner before later?

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is currently playing in regular and IMAX theaters. We’ll keep you posted on the status of Mission: Impossible 5.

Source: Moviehole

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  1. Mission: Imposible: Ghost Protocol was fantastic. While the action was exhilarating and other parts about it were great, it truly is the team dynamic that makes this one the best of the 4. Even though the first one had a team dynamic, none of the characters had the same depth that this film’s characters did. Brad Bird should definitely have the option to return (the only person I would want to direct M:I:5 other than him would be Steven Spielberg).

    The same team needs to return, too, because they were easily the best. I honestly wouldn’t mind if Jeremy Renner became the main focus as long as the team element was still strong (still give the other characters depth, that is).

  2. conditioned they keep the focus on the team I’m all for a MI5. It’s still a shame that it took them that long to understand what was the very concept of the TV series: it’s about a team and how they work together. We’re not interested in Agent Secret 008 ethan hunt, his wife or if he screws duck in his private life, he hasn’t the charisma of bond (speaking of which cruise even wears a damn notched lapel dinner jacket. So much for the james bond act…Looks up to Craig to see how you rock a jacket Tom: it’s either peaked like in Casino Royale or shawl like in QoS ) or the background of bourne. MI is about the team. Keep it in that direction and you should be fine. Still worried that cruise ego will mess up everything like in previous entries. You’re no james bond tomie stop trying so hard.

    • Yes and neither are you. Seriously your complaining about his jacket!? Is it not up to spy regulations? Lamest complaint i have ever heard regarding a movie. Seriously im almost impressed, now go back to examining jackets in shop windows while dreaming your james bond :).

  3. This was by far the best of the M:I franchise, and the first that was able to recapture the magic of the original TV show, right down the the opening credits sequence (which was brilliant).

    If they keep this team dynamic (and this team, because they had great chemistry) they can easily strike gold again with M:I 5.

  4. It was a very good movie! I also liked MI3, but it was a little weak in comparison with the first 2 films. I think people were down on Tom at that time, but I never really felt that way. It’s a lot different than say an actor who uses profanity laced Jew hatred and racial slurs and acts like an maniac on the phone with his gf! I bet in Mel’s case you wont see a comeback like Tom had in MI3!!!

  5. love Ghost Protocol… My only suggestion is if u going to do another sequel, don’t let it take so long for it to hit the box office… Also keep with team concept, please don’t change characters or actors for we get drawn into these characters which who have really brought this team alive…Love Ethan Hunt Character as the main guru…love more stunts and more complex missions to go out with a bang!!!! Maybe something alone the lines of Ethan Hunt wife get held in hostage of some important v.i.p opt…and let’s see Ethan and his team work their magic…just a suggestion.. Maybe corny or even been there done that…
    Can’t wait to see the next one..

    • the wife got held hostage in the third cant do it AGAIN IN THE FIFTH

  6. MI: Ghost Protocal was amazing. I hope the dude that plays Hawkeye in Avengers makes a return. He was an amazing support character for Hunt. I can even see Hawkeye becoming the main spy after Cruise leaves because of his age.

    Maybe two or three more with Cruise to wrap up his role. Then Hawkeye can take over.

    I love Cruise as Hunt but his age is definitely catching up with him.

  7. @Matt
    “I love Cruise as Hunt but his age is definitely catching up with him.”

    HA! SERIOUSLY?? YOU should be in such outstanding physical shape at his age- not even that old really!

    Matt Damon seems to not want to be in top shape to keep doing any Bourne flix! (and yes he is doing interesting human interest stuff- but he is YOUNG still time for more action IF he can survive the process; Bourne-3 I hear was HARD on him! )

    these folks has $$$$$ for personal trainers and chefs-

    TOM is a craftsman and extremely driven –

    as far as i can see MI:3 was better for me; as MI:4 asked me to suspend too much disbelief every time he feel and smashed his body into hotel window and then repeatedly in car elevator-

    only finally coming to an injury and exhaustion them – other than that it Rocked- I was lucky enough to shell out my $10 last Jan. to see it in theater a rare thing in this economy!

    I hope he does continue with franchise and good scripts are written! Love VINHG as the computer character, he was missing here!

  8. I loved this movie everyone in it had great chemistry. Jeremy Renner was a big plus in this role he fit right into his character. I also loved Simon Pegg His character was witty and provided much-needed comic relief. Paula Patton part as a kick a$$ agent was very believable. Tom Cruise picked a great team for MI 4 and I am looking forward to MI 5!!!

  9. I thought Ghost Protocol was bad. I thought 3 was a lot better.

  10. I wrote the entire plot for Mission Imposible 5 on My Facebook account.
    Also I poste some illustrative videos ( but they´re not the original film ) on youtube. Tha´s what I would liketo see on Mission Impossible 5.
    The entire plot is ready, just need to write the dialogues.
    Good Luck Mr. Cruise!
    Michael Robin Beslow