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Ving Rhames to Return for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Tom Cruise has been front and center in the four Mission: Impossible films, but his team of spy comrades has seen some turnover since the series launched in 1996. Ethan Hunt has worked with a number of IMF agents, leading a different squad of supporting players in each go-around.

While some of his allies have chosen to accept multiple missions (Simon Pegg appeared in Mission: Impossible 3 and Ghost Protocol), the lone constant in Hunt's social circle has been computer expert Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames). Playing main roles in the first three installments, the actor made a surprise cameo at the very end of Ghost Protocol, joking it up with his old friend over a couple of drinks.

The nature of that scene made it seem that Stickell's days in the game were over, but apparently, he's not retiring just yet. Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted the following, saying that Rhames is coming back for the December 2015 sequel:

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Ving Rhames to Return for 'Mission: Impossible 5'