Tom Cruise returns to sci-fi with 'Oblivion'
April 11th, 2013
05:15 PM ET

Tom Cruise returns to sci-fi with 'Oblivion'

Within the past year, Tom Cruise has played a rocker right out of an '80s hair band and a retired military cop who's famous among bookworms, but on April 19 he'll return to sci-fi.

The 50-year-old actor will appear in "Oblivion" as a nostalgic member of a "mop-up crew," which are charged with repairing drones on a desolate Earth.

Cruise's character, Jack, thinks nothing human is left on Earth - until he's kidnapped by a rogue set who appear to be led by Morgan Freeman.

"I've been making a lot of movies here lately, very different kinds of characters, from [Jack] Reacher to this," Cruise told CNN at the movie's Hollywood premiere on Wednesday. "I haven't done a sci-fi like this since really 'Minority Report.' This sci-fi, it's a mystery and has a real thriller aspect, and twists and turns until the very final frame of the movie."

Through the vision of director Joseph Kosinski, Cruise said, "Oblivion's" created an immersive world.

"I love all kinds of movies, but sci-fi, and particularly today, we get to create a world for the audience yet give them a very personal journey," he said. "That's what I love about it."


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  3. Thank God Its Monday

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    April 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Peter North

    I jlzzed up on Tom's back back in the days I was known by another name

    April 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chip Douglas

    Creepy Scientology nuttjob. Why no "Risky Business II"?

    April 14, 2013 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ho Wall Being Removed In a bit...thanks

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    April 13, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Downsideof beingaho

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    April 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mariah (i)

    aging well...

    April 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pliny

    I liked this movie when it was called "The Matrix".

    April 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. toshiba vacation ho

    tom cruise is a very classy guy, he's had a view marriage bumps but he still wins in my book

    April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. toshiba vacation ho

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
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  15. vikingwoman

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 12, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
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  31. Bob N. Ferapples

    The man has not made a decent movie since Risky Business. "Joel, get off the babysitter..."

    April 12, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  32. Class Act at 51 years old

    tom cruise is a class act even with all his problem he remains a class act....he will find another woman, he is attractive and has personality....the 2 main points of attracting women...

    April 12, 2013 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • In the know

      Yeah, those may be “the 2 main points of attracting women,” and those are fleeting points, but Tom Cruise has a couple other “main points” that ultimately turn women off, namely:
      1.) He’s a control freak, and
      2.) He belongs to a religious cult, of which he will force his woman to join against her will.
      His unattractive qualities trump his attractive qualities. He needs to drop the cult, get deprogrammed and get a couple years of psychotherapy under his belt before he can expect to find a lasting relationship.

      April 12, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  33. Hide your gerbils ...

    when Tom Cruise is around, or he will "hide" them himself.

    April 12, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  34. A ID'S ASAP

    THANKS

    April 12, 2013 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  35. letter came from of the cronies..thanls

    -

    April 12, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  36. Sokman

    I gotta say I enjoyed Rock of Ages. 80's music is the best ever. I dig sci-fi too so I'll check this out. Scientology has become little more than the pun of a bad joke so Cruise & Travoltra are pretty much irrelevent these days.

    April 12, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  37. Doc Johnnie

    I thought lil Tom looked quite cute, just stretching above the crowd barrier. Bless.

    April 12, 2013 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  38. George Bush

    Boycott Tommie Girl and his dangerous brainwashing torturing abusive cult. Plus the little guy can't act.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  39. i feel feisty now...good night..

    -

    April 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Marvista...

    he is strange–that's what makes him hot..

    April 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  41. ※Sadie※

    I think Tom Cruise is a very strange guy, but I do like most of his movies. I generally wait until they come out on dvd, though.

    April 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. OMG this movie looks great...i'm there.

    =

    April 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. mark murphy

    I would like to have had half the hot women he has had.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ummm....

      There is no proof that Cruise has actually "had" a woman, let alone many. You are just making assumptions based upon the various 'beards' he has been seen with over the years. His management and his "church" would like you to believe that he's straight, but...

      April 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • he's hot for a 51 yr old guy....i'd take him...

      look at him he's a god

      April 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mittens

      A 5'-6" God?

      April 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jenni

    I just looked it up. Scientologist use something called an E-meter to measure gayness to see who is the gayest of all. The higher your score the more gay you are.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      My score is really low. I'm not gay at all. Dangit. Guess I can't be in Tom Cruise's cult.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      I think Scientology might be a gay cult for gays. And lesbeans. Gay lesbeans from Canada are the worst. They are from Canada. Poor guys.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Church of Scientologay

      .

      April 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Emily

    I think Oblivion may be just another Scientology movie about gay people. Zenu or Xenu and space thetans and some kind of gay meters for measuring gayness.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Ann

    Is he just a little gay? Just thought I'd ask.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  47. SM POST IT.....

    Peace u seem uptight...are u ok?

    April 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Peace ✌

    I'm not a big TC fan, but, I did see a short preview of this & it didn't look too bad.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  49. SM POST IT

    Tom Cruise is my idol-

    April 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Observer

    Ok Tom, lose the turtlenecks, you look like you should be selling pipe tobacco or something...

    April 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      or gay stuff. I think he should be selling gay stuff.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • He's wearing all gray.

      Everyone knows gray is gay. It's the gayest color of all next to pink. Gray is just one letter away from gay.

      April 12, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |

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