Tom Cruise signs on for 'Mission: Impossible 5'
May 7th, 2013
03:15 PM ET

Tom Cruise signs on for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Tom Cruise has signed on for a fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie.

Paramount announced in a press release Tuesday that the 50-year-old actor will return to the franchise as Ethan Hunt, a role he first played in 1996.

Back in 2010, Cruise's involvement with the franchise was less certain. At the time, there was speculation that Jeremy Renner was on tap to replace Cruise and lead the fourth "M:I" in an effort to bring in a younger actor who could potentially carry on the franchise.

Renner wasn't opposed to the idea, but Cruise ended up sealing the deal to remain Ethan Hunt and Renner was his co-star.

The fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie doesn't have a director or a writer yet, but Cruise is on board to produce.

The last "M:I" film, 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" earned $209 million domestically, and almost $700 million worldwide. According to the statement from Paramount, that added up to be Cruise's highest grossing film to date.


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  1. Mixed Feelings Maybe what caused the problem

    tom cruise is not gay.

    May 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dick delson

    Talented actor...but a scientology idiot.

    May 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DanLA

    I can't believe studios continue to pay Tommy such large salaries. His last three films didn't even break even in the States. Jack Reacher was a complete flop and so was Oblivion. Regardless of his wacky beliefs, the man is a hack of an actor, always was and always will be.

    May 20, 2013 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. DEBORA MARIA

    eu vi o filme e ascenas de missão impossivel estavam exelentes e o tom cruise se superou

    May 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. arch

    Lil' Tommy doesn't like someone else taking his spotlight!

    May 18, 2013 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. according too this blog there is some understanding...let's roll gay man

    May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Who cares what he does personally---

    get it going man....

    May 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hot Carl

    "Mission Impossible 5: Tom has a relationship with a woman!"
    Ha ha ha ha!
    Come out da clo-set.

    May 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hot Carl

    ♫♪ Tom Cruise, come out da clo-set! ♫♪ Hey Tom, it's all nice and sunny, ♫♪outside da clo-set! ♫♪ Tommy, we all know about you, ♫♪ so come out da clo-set! ♫♪ Never mind what all dem straight folks say, ♫♪ just come out, come out, ♫♪ come out da clo-set! ♫♪

    May 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. M.A.P.

    I think he's brave for coming out. I'm assuming he came out whilst wearing that turtleneck. Otherwise he just be crzy

    May 13, 2013 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. we know who's connecting lines also..rich girl..

    -

    May 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Turtleneck

    OMG why would he wear that!? IF he doesnt want ppl to talk about he bay gay, why he wear that!?

    May 12, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. Gay Tom

    3 paper plate turkeys were going too practically murder me....puh leaze!!

    May 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Not tom c....its kate & co.

    Another dysfunctional marriage down the oobs...i mean tubes.

    May 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lexi S

    big mouth but no substance.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  16. the poo is is a dry squid

    (v)

    May 11, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. Video File

    she's a squid

    May 11, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. M.A.P.

    I didn't know they made tutlenecks for pieces or poo! That's so cute!

    May 11, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  19. don't get too comfy...

    the cracking is still happening....shut up

    May 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Alucard

    proof that being gay is cool these days...
    good times

    May 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. mike -- how can we avoid this filth katie from meeting

    bb

    May 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tom Cruise

    i will sooooooo be at this premiere

    May 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. I am so happy men are more secure against these women

    katie is just a jealousy nag.

    May 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Men who approach mid too late 40's say

    ain't happening.....even if its a casual relationship.....dont' want too be with a joke who makes me look bad

    May 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. al said men are pervs..but a nagging beetch is out of his life.

    he said don't care if she is a size 5 or has millions....if she sucks she sucks....he can't do it.

    May 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  26. al said the last thing men want too do is bang a nag...

    he said that's part of his life is so over......wants a simple life with a great gal....end of story

    May 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. katie is a nag.

    guys don't want nags..

    May 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. KatFiles

    this man is a god.

    May 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  29. i am hardly a prude about this stuff....however

    the union never got on track because katie's control and jealousy issues towards others...

    May 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  30. its all katies fault...she should have kept her mouth shut...

    nobody would have ever known.

    May 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Worst Marriage I have ever seen....

    katie has too stop...

    May 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jessica@work

    A turtleneck?! Soooo, don't wonder why you're not cool anymore, Tom!

    May 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  33. He played an Ewok in 'Return of the Jedi.'

    -

    May 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Tom is a fine actor..

    katie was not for him at all. marriage of control–no good

    May 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  35. CuteGuyWhoa

    the movie has been wonderful and i won't miss this 1

    May 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Wring

    the man still has it and i will make sure i am there for this movie

    May 9, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  37. j

    said 2006 is moi...ham city–ha

    May 9, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  38. Too CNN:

    hahahahaha

    May 9, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  39. 1IM

    looks good.

    May 9, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  40. MA1

    can't wait for this movie

    May 9, 2013 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  41. Here!

    He is too old to play these roles. His body looks like a Ken doll that was left too close to the fireplace.

    May 9, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  42. saggyroy

    Oblivion has become one of my fav sci-fi movies, and I really liked him in that. If he is doing MI6, why not just bring back the old TV series. I will not see MI6.

    May 9, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  43. She removed the wall

    ==

    May 9, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  44. In TD Bank North--blocked in time..thanks...tom

    May 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Overheard conversation with mare...

    this guy is so hot and his bod is number 1

    May 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. got the shot!!!!

    i am so happy for him...he deserves all the best...

    May 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  47. stelak3

    Wow… My friend Lynn has just married to a handsome black man.
    They met through ~~ MìxedŚìngle.Çoм ~~ a great place to date with successful black men and beautiful classy women, black women meet white men. (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)perhaps you can have a try.

    May 8, 2013 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  48. saymynameany

    Reblogged this on call me > Any and commented:
    it must be better than the oblivion movie!

    May 8, 2013 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  49. album

    Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy men
    They met through ~~ ŚeekingRich.Çoм ~~ a great place to chat with successful wealthy men and beautiful classy women (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)perhaps you can have a try

    May 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. brian

    can somebody pass me the remote now so i can fast fwd thru this upcoming movie and get on with my life. i wanna see MI 84 or tom cruise in fast & furious 7634. Maybe they could bring back Lethal Weapon and thrown him in a mel gibson and hope nobody notices. All kinds of options here...

    May 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  51. puhleeze...

    at 51 yrs old he is still sooo hot...i will be at his movie.

    May 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Person

    Mission milk it for the money 5

    May 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Pliny

    I'd do him.

    May 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Yes!

    I'm there!!!

    May 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Mark

    Is he one of those gays?

    May 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |

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