For the past couple of days the internet has been abuzz about the possibility of Katie Holmes joining Mission: Impossible IV. The website Monsters and Critics is citing a “source” that claims to have any and all information regarding Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Mission: Impossible IV villains. Although, I have a feeling that like Transformers, there’s more to meet the eye, so let’s take a look and see if we can’t debunk some of these rumors.

The site states that our favorite height-challenged thespian is “desperate to work with his wife” and since Cruise could (almost literally) pick any film and role for his wife to be a part of, his extensive film knowledge leads him to believe that “an evil part for her in the fourth film would be perfect.”

Says the source:

“Tom is very excited about taking Mission: Impossible in a new direction and he sees Katie as a big part of that.

“They have wanted to work together for a while now but the idea of being a couple on screen in a romantic comedy is a bit dull. This might give them a chance to have some fun both as a couple and as hero and villainess.”

While there is no doubt in my mind that Tom Cruise could get Katie Holmes in Mission: Impossible IV if he really wanted, I don’t see someone like Cruise doing the whole nepotism type of thing – not now, anyway.

The past couple of films Tom Cruise has been part of (sans Tropic Thunder) have more than underperformed at the box office. Also, J.J. Abrams is now a part of the whole Mission: Impossible franchise (even though he’s not directing the next installment) and Abrams doesn’t play those types of games. He makes choices because the person is right for the part, not because of who they’re married two (although saying no to Cruise can be a hard task).

Also, reps for Katie Holmes have stated that this rumor is just that, and that there is no truth to it. While we don’t know if what they’re saying is true, I really hope so.

The villain for Mission Impossible III was the amazing Phillip Seymour Hoffman. If they follow up his performance with someone who was the co-star in the female romantic crime comedy Mad Money, I’ll eat my shirt and I don’t have many shirts.

Still, if the Cruise/Holmes camp are in the mood for nepotism, I’ve got a great idea for a film the Cruise couple could do, based on a classic television series:

“I don’t want to wait, for our lives to be over…”

What do you think about this rumor? Would you be interested in seeing an evil Katie Holmes? Would this make a good film? Have you ever been a spy who’s adversary was a woman who weighs 120lbs?

Let’s hear it! (Especially the spy part.)

Mission: Impossible IV is scheduled to be released in 2011.

Source: Monsters and Critics [via: Digital Spy]