Tom Cruise is set to reprise his role as super agent Ethan Hunt in the sixth installment of the franchise Mission: Impossible in the summer of 2018, according to reports.
The popular Hollywood actor, who has starred in the first five Mission: Impossible movies since 1996, will once again lead the group of agents that can possibly include the likes of Jeremy Renner (as William Brandt) and Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust) coming back.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation also featured Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames plus others. Only Ferguson has been confirmed to return but most are expected to come back for the sixth installment of the franchise.
Mission: Impossible 6 has no official title yet and is already in pre-production, confirmed various reports. The previous two titles for the franchises were Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in 2011 and the most recent one, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation last year.
Running for over two decades already, the Mission: Impossible movies remains a top draw in the box office and one of Tom Cruise’s favorite roles. He is also co-producing the latest installment of the franchise along with Matt Grimm (executive producer), J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), Bryan Burk (Star Trek, World War Z) and others.
Christopher McQuarrie, who handled Rogue Nation, will write and direct the new Mission: Impossible movie. McQuarrie is also responsible for other box office hits like The Usual Suspects (1995), Jack Reacher (2012) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
Tom Cruise returning as Ethan Hunt should excite his and the Mission: Impossible fans. With a 2018 release date confirmed for Mission: Impossible 6, only about two years left for the viewers to see the next mission of Hunt and company.
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