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Christopher McQuarrie confirms his next movie will be Mission: Impossible 5

Feb. 5, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Goodbye Jack Reacher, hello Ethan Hunt! Christopher McQuarrie took rumors of his involvement as director of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 to confirmation.

When asked on Twitter if he had any news on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 to which he said he was "deciding" to direct it. This would make McQuarrie the first director to have worked with star Tom Cruise prior to a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film (JACK REACHER and VALKYRIE). He will also be the fifth different director in the franchise which is kind of cool if you think about how each film has been distinctly it's own style. But, following Brad Bird's masterful GHOST PROTOCOL will be a tough order.

Whatever MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 ends up being, this likely spells the end of the JACK REACHER franchise before it really got started. Unless Tom Cruise can find a way to make a sequel to the Lee Child novel adaptation for almost zero money, you can say goodbye to that character on the big screen.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 is slated to open in 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Should Jeremy Renner return?
Source: Twitter

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2:44PM on 02/06/2013
Jack Reacher was a solid action flick. The only flaw was Reacher was too perfect (crack shot, amazing driver, photographic memory etc..etc..). I expect MI:5 to be a bit more gritty, but it'll be hard to have the excitement of Ghost Protocol!
Jack Reacher was a solid action flick. The only flaw was Reacher was too perfect (crack shot, amazing driver, photographic memory etc..etc..). I expect MI:5 to be a bit more gritty, but it'll be hard to have the excitement of Ghost Protocol!
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10:09AM on 02/06/2013

MI5 the final one?

It's great to see the MI series flourish almost over two decades. If this one may be the last in the series, hopefully they bring Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg back. Maybe have Renner and Cruise in the field battling their toughest mission yet.
It's great to see the MI series flourish almost over two decades. If this one may be the last in the series, hopefully they bring Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg back. Maybe have Renner and Cruise in the field battling their toughest mission yet.
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4:13AM on 02/06/2013
This is cool news, I wish they hadn't killed emilio estevez's character. I would have liked to see him in more of the movies!
This is cool news, I wish they hadn't killed emilio estevez's character. I would have liked to see him in more of the movies!
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9:36PM on 02/05/2013

Extra Tidbit

I'd prefer more Ving Rhames in the sequel over Jermey Renner. Nothing against Renner, it just feels like more of a M:I film with Rhames.
I'd prefer more Ving Rhames in the sequel over Jermey Renner. Nothing against Renner, it just feels like more of a M:I film with Rhames.
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4:06AM on 02/06/2013
I agree with ya! Bring back Luther Stickell!!
I agree with ya! Bring back Luther Stickell!!
9:28PM on 02/05/2013
More Simon Pegg as Benji!
More Simon Pegg as Benji!
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6:41PM on 02/05/2013
I wasn't really a fan of Jeremy Renner's character in the movie, so I could take it or leave it.
I wasn't really a fan of Jeremy Renner's character in the movie, so I could take it or leave it.
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6:23PM on 02/05/2013
Ghost Protocal was great but the one downside I felt that the movie had was that the villain was kind of weak and paper thin. That bad guy is my least favorite in the M.I. franchise with Phillip Seymour Hoffman being my all time favorite.
Ghost Protocal was great but the one downside I felt that the movie had was that the villain was kind of weak and paper thin. That bad guy is my least favorite in the M.I. franchise with Phillip Seymour Hoffman being my all time favorite.
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9:57PM on 02/05/2013
I agree with you wholeheartedly. While MI:GP was fun, it felt like the villains were "just there" to be in the way of the heroes. I think Hendricks only had like 3 lines or so?
I agree with you wholeheartedly. While MI:GP was fun, it felt like the villains were "just there" to be in the way of the heroes. I think Hendricks only had like 3 lines or so?
6:16PM on 02/05/2013

This article is filled with bullshit.

Jack Reacher was made for $60 mil and is already on its way past $200 million worldwide. That's hardly a flop. Just because McQuarrie is making MI5 with Cruise doesn't mean they can't still fit in Reacher 2, with or without McQuarrie's involvement.
Jack Reacher was made for $60 mil and is already on its way past $200 million worldwide. That's hardly a flop. Just because McQuarrie is making MI5 with Cruise doesn't mean they can't still fit in Reacher 2, with or without McQuarrie's involvement.
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7:33PM on 02/05/2013
Ohhhh ho ho whammyyyyy
Ohhhh ho ho whammyyyyy
6:00PM on 02/05/2013
I thought Jack Reacher was a lot of fun and was a blast to watch. I think he is a great choice to helm the next Mission Impossible.

I hope that Renner and Pegg are coming back for this next mission. Can't wait.
I thought Jack Reacher was a lot of fun and was a blast to watch. I think he is a great choice to helm the next Mission Impossible.

I hope that Renner and Pegg are coming back for this next mission. Can't wait.
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5:44PM on 02/05/2013
Jack Reacher failed because despite the tagline, Tom Cruise is NOT Jack Reacher. Don't get me wrong, he's a good actor in the right role, I just don't buy him as a 6'5" blue-eyed blond guy. I happened to watch Ghost Protocol only yesterday, he was great in that, and the role of Ethan Hunt is perfect for him. Looking forward to Oblivion as well. Re-cast Jack Reacher in a few years and try again.
Jack Reacher failed because despite the tagline, Tom Cruise is NOT Jack Reacher. Don't get me wrong, he's a good actor in the right role, I just don't buy him as a 6'5" blue-eyed blond guy. I happened to watch Ghost Protocol only yesterday, he was great in that, and the role of Ethan Hunt is perfect for him. Looking forward to Oblivion as well. Re-cast Jack Reacher in a few years and try again.
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5:33PM on 02/05/2013
Sweet. I like McQuarrie
Sweet. I like McQuarrie
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4:34PM on 02/05/2013

YES!

As for the tidbit: again, Yess!

I'm not finding any connection to this news with the death of Reacher francise. The movie was a moderate success and the film(s) doesn't warrent a bigger budget. With a gap of 2-3 years between movies, why not? I'm okay with alternating M:i series & Reacher series every one year or so. Plus there can always be different director for Reacher films too.
As for the tidbit: again, Yess!

I'm not finding any connection to this news with the death of Reacher francise. The movie was a moderate success and the film(s) doesn't warrent a bigger budget. With a gap of 2-3 years between movies, why not? I'm okay with alternating M:i series & Reacher series every one year or so. Plus there can always be different director for Reacher films too.
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4:17PM on 02/05/2013
I really enjoyed Jack Reacher, so this sounds fine to me. It f It'll be interesting to see how he marries his old-school, gritty style with the biig budget spectacle that is Mission Impossible.
I really enjoyed Jack Reacher, so this sounds fine to me. It f It'll be interesting to see how he marries his old-school, gritty style with the biig budget spectacle that is Mission Impossible.
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3:53PM on 02/05/2013
Someone mentioned the Fast and Furious series as being one of the few franchises that gets better as it progresses. The first thing i thought of was Mission Impossible. 3 was great and 4 was even better. While i really didnt like "Valkyrie" and dont really have an interest in "Jack Ryan" (im probably rent it), i dont have a problem with McQuarrie. Hopefully he will take a note out of the Abrams/Bird book and step it up for the fifth movie.
Someone mentioned the Fast and Furious series as being one of the few franchises that gets better as it progresses. The first thing i thought of was Mission Impossible. 3 was great and 4 was even better. While i really didnt like "Valkyrie" and dont really have an interest in "Jack Ryan" (im probably rent it), i dont have a problem with McQuarrie. Hopefully he will take a note out of the Abrams/Bird book and step it up for the fifth movie.
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3:48PM on 02/05/2013
I liked Jack Reacher, too bad he isn't doing it.
I liked Jack Reacher, too bad he isn't doing it.
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