Tom Cruise Goes Russian in ‘Mission: Impossible IV’ Set Photos

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

Mission: Impossible IV – or is it called The Mission now?  – is starting to shoot in Prague and the first photos from the set have emerged, showing franchise star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt off doing what he does best: committing espionage in wacky disguises.

The photos – which were obtained by Accidental Sexiness - show Cruise sporting what looks to be the uniform and facial hair of a Russian military officer. Ironically enough, another photo of Cruise out of costume reveals that the actor is sporting probably the most American tee-shirt you can wear short of wrapping yourself in the flag.

Seriously though – a Bruce Springsteen tee under a Russian military uniform? You can’t even make this kind of stuff up, folks…

Disguises and subterfuge are both staples of the Mission: Impossible franchise (except for John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II, which was more about martial arts and doves flying in slow motion). Hopefully, director Brad Bird will be able to capture the smart spy hijinks of Brian De Palma’s original M:I movie adaptation and leave behind the silly dramatic action of Woo’s sequel or the TV movie feel of J.J. Abrams’ third filml. I don’t feel like I’m out of line for asking for this latest Mission: Impossible - which is supposedly a fresh start for the franchise – to bring back what made the original film and classic TV show that spawned it both so great.

Anyway, for now here are a couple of the first images from the Mission: Impossible IV set. Don’t judge too harshly, these photos are far from being the evidence of the movie’s quality that some people will inevitably take them to be:


For the rest of the photos, you’ll have to head over to Accidental Sexiness. However, because I love you guys I’ll share this last photo with you – one I like to call “Tom In Repose.” Just look at that right eye…could it be where he hides all the madness?

I’m just kidding Tom – I love ya :-). It’s good to see you back in disguise, once again keeping the world safe from evildoers.

Mission: Impossible IV will co-star Josh Holloway, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Vladimir Mashkov and Michael Nyqvist. It will be in theaters on December 16, 2011…should you choose to accept it.

Source: Accidental Sexiness via Collider

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  1. I’m sorta looking forward to this, I want to hate Cruise but I can’t quite bring myself to, I loved the first movie, liked the second one, hated the third, let’s hope this is an improvement.

    • you do know the third one was directed by jj abrams right? i thought it belonged right there with the others go back and watch the full dvd version bet youll be into it

    • i loved the first and third! second was ok.

    • @ DrSamBeckett

      You may have your wires crossed. You mean you love the first and third, but hate the second? Because, well, the second was utter tripe.

      • Uh no guys, I’m of the opinion the only really decent thing JJ Abrams has done is Star Trek. I detested MI:3.

  2. Josh Holloway and Jeremy Renner and Michael Nyqvist as villain…. I will have to check this out.Hopefully it is really an ensemble piece because as much as i like the first one and am ok with 2 and 3 I think Ethan hunt as a shared main character(opposed to the only full main character) would be a good idea for the series.

  3. If Tommy Boy were in disguise the whole film so that I would never know it is him..that would be great to me..

    • lol..

  4. he should disguise himself as Less Grossman.

    • I’d rather Les Nessman…turkey anyone?

      • “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

        • Winner of the coveted “Buckeye Newshawk Award”. Ya… i went there.

  5. First one was ok. There was a few over the top scenes that I really didn’t like and thought weren’t necessary in the movie. Second one is the worst one in my opinion. The scene with their cars going round was terrible. Same with the over the top motorcycle chase. Third was by far the best one in my opinion. Shows more of a human side to Ethan Hunt making the movie more dramatic and as a consequence having the audience actually care about how things are going to turn out. Also builds up tension pretty nice. Well written movie and at the same time tones down on over the top scenes so the movie is taken more seriously.

  6. i`ve said it before and i will say it again.

    the mission impossible movies missed the boat and got too far away from the concept of the tv show of a team that has no one as the main charactor.that is not the case in the movies as long as tom cruse is in them.if they replace cruse with a diffrent guy and continue to do the same thing.

    the series may have made big money.but the way they are doing it is an insult to fans of the tv show.

    to make things worse for fans of the series in the first one the only charactor of the series , jim phelps, was the traitor.

  7. I like the MI Impossible’s. I think I and III were the best. I’m going to this one b/c of the man candy.

    Besides, I like Cruise. I don’t care his religion. He’s really into his family. More men in Hollywood should be like that. He’s okay with me.