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How does a fifth cinematic serving of Mission: Impossible sound?

03.09.2012

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol red carpet

We'll start with the important stuff: "a brief statement made by Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman at the Paramount parent company's annual shareholder meeting Thursday in New York confirms the studio's intention to make a follow-up.  Dauman was asked by a shareholder if there were 'any plans to develop an additional sequel.' His response: 'Oh, yes.'"

Once upon a time Jeremy Renner was brought in to the Mission: Impossible franchise in order to become its new leading man after a transitional story starring Tom Cruise.  But then GHOST PROTOCOL made $679.6 million in total and became Cruise's highest grossing movie ever (used to be WAR OF THE WORLDS with #591.7 million), so Cruise basically said "f*** you plan, I'm having too much damn fun finally being an action star again."  Not that that's a bad thing, as I really enjoyed the very changed and troubled Ethan Hunt Cruise brought to GHOST PROTOCOL's story. 

It will still no doubt be a fair whlie before we hear anything more, as I'm sure everybody and their twelve-year-old kid with a camera wants Brad Bird to make a movie for them.  But whenever we do, you can read it right here!

Paula Patton

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Extra Tidbit: IMAX. Holy wow was that shit intense. And holy nipples Batman, that picture of Paula Patton is intense too.

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8:21PM on 03/11/2012
I wanna see cyrus the virus come back! Too bad Emilio's character died in the first. I liked him.
I wanna see cyrus the virus come back! Too bad Emilio's character died in the first. I liked him.
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2:54PM on 03/10/2012

Well, DUH!

Was there even a doubt after MI:5 broke 200M+ in domestic boxoffice? This was the most FUN I had in theaters in recent times, it basically re-vitalized the word "Edge-of-Seat Suspense", as I was literally on the edge of my seat when the intermission happened just before the 'Hotel Exchange'. They can give me as many as they want....And please bring ALL the players of the team from this one, as there was never a continuation of IMF from 1 film to another, it has a slight chance of happenning
Was there even a doubt after MI:5 broke 200M+ in domestic boxoffice? This was the most FUN I had in theaters in recent times, it basically re-vitalized the word "Edge-of-Seat Suspense", as I was literally on the edge of my seat when the intermission happened just before the 'Hotel Exchange'. They can give me as many as they want....And please bring ALL the players of the team from this one, as there was never a continuation of IMF from 1 film to another, it has a slight chance of happenning here too. The current team is just Perfect and the combination of Brandt & Benji with Luther(ofcourse a much larger role) is just too goofy and Awesome to even think!
P.S. Renner, love you man, but you already grabbed an A-class spyseries from another spy's plate, don't even THINK of f*cking with Hunt too.
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9:48AM on 03/10/2012
I hope they bring back Simon Pegg
I hope they bring back Simon Pegg
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6:20AM on 03/10/2012

The Cruise

Like Lazenby, Cruise is a very physical guy who can just 'do' action stuff - unlike say Pacino's hissy fit fight scene in Sea of Love.
Like Lazenby, Cruise is a very physical guy who can just 'do' action stuff - unlike say Pacino's hissy fit fight scene in Sea of Love.
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7:08PM on 03/09/2012

Bird won't be back

They've switched directors each film, and that's part of what allowed this one to feel so fresh. I'd personally love Martin Campbell to try one.
They've switched directors each film, and that's part of what allowed this one to feel so fresh. I'd personally love Martin Campbell to try one.
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2:40PM on 03/09/2012

YUMZ

for that pic :) of the girl of course. :P
for that pic :) of the girl of course. :P
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2:27PM on 03/09/2012

Im so down for a MI:5

More Cruise, More Missions, More Stunts... all wonderful news!!
More Cruise, More Missions, More Stunts... all wonderful news!!
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12:34PM on 03/09/2012

as long as

Cruise is back in the lead, I'll see it.
I know many here will disagree but I was incredibly disappointed with MI4 (though I loved the 3rd one) but I still have hope they can change things around. As much as I like Brad Bird I found he really dropped the ball with GP, so I'm hoping a new director comes on board (or JJ comes back)
Cruise is back in the lead, I'll see it.
I know many here will disagree but I was incredibly disappointed with MI4 (though I loved the 3rd one) but I still have hope they can change things around. As much as I like Brad Bird I found he really dropped the ball with GP, so I'm hoping a new director comes on board (or JJ comes back)
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7:03PM on 03/09/2012
I agree with you. Just wanted to toss that in there.
I agree with you. Just wanted to toss that in there.
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12:28PM on 03/09/2012
The only franchise i can think of that has got better with each movie.
The only franchise i can think of that has got better with each movie.
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11:41AM on 03/09/2012
There's one thing I think both Mission Impossible and James Bond have in common. They figured out the right formula by the third movie.

Don't get me wrong...both the second James Bond film (From Russia with Love) and the first M:I are fantastic spy films ('From Russia' is one of my three favorite Bond films with Goldfinger & Majesty's Secret Service) but as far as hitting the nail on the head as far as broad, mainstream action movie fun & scale...it was Goldfinger & Mission: Impossible 3
There's one thing I think both Mission Impossible and James Bond have in common. They figured out the right formula by the third movie.

Don't get me wrong...both the second James Bond film (From Russia with Love) and the first M:I are fantastic spy films ('From Russia' is one of my three favorite Bond films with Goldfinger & Majesty's Secret Service) but as far as hitting the nail on the head as far as broad, mainstream action movie fun & scale...it was Goldfinger & Mission: Impossible 3 that figured out the formula trademark to the franchise. And 'Ghost Protocol' cemented the dynamics that worked so well in MI-3.

What I loved most about Ghost Protocol was that it was the first flick to really feel like a 'team effort.' They de-emphasized Ethan Hunt a bit (who, at least up to now, had been a bland David Koepp creation) and gave great storylines & dynamics to the rest of the team. The cast meshed perfectly. Renner's a suave badass. Pegg provides perfect comic relief while still presenting credible action screen presence. Tom Cruise is left to handle the entertaining action bits. And Paula Patton is Hollywood's new bombshell action sex goddess without sacrificing an ounce of acting cred. All wrapped up in a lean, mean spy heist movie of global scale. Love it love it love it.
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9:35AM on 03/09/2012

Agree Stepenberg

They managed the extremely rare thing of making a sequel seem fresh and new.

Hopefully they can keep it that way. But perhaps it were linked to Tom fighting as an underdog in the business, career vice.
They managed the extremely rare thing of making a sequel seem fresh and new.

Hopefully they can keep it that way. But perhaps it were linked to Tom fighting as an underdog in the business, career vice.
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9:34AM on 03/09/2012

uuuuuuuuum,,,,

YES PLEASE!
YES PLEASE!
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9:02AM on 03/09/2012

M:I5 cool

keep the same team!
keep the same team!
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8:31AM on 03/09/2012

Another note...

Bring back Paula Patton and make sure there are twice as many scenes where she makes that extremely sexy "angry" face she does and film them in full IMAX.
Bring back Paula Patton and make sure there are twice as many scenes where she makes that extremely sexy "angry" face she does and film them in full IMAX.
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8:24AM on 03/09/2012

hell yeah

after witnssing the grandiose spectacle that were the IMAX scenes, I say bring a sequel on! But let's not get all sequel/new trilogy crazy, just concentrate on the next one. Make sure Brad Bird is back, Tom Cruise's Ethan has a motivation to continue ass-kicking and develop the character (which was the one thing M:I4 was really lacking), keep the fun aspect of it (that includes Pegg and Cruise's chemistry), keep it intense, keep it in IMAX and bring back the insanely hot Paula Patton
after witnssing the grandiose spectacle that were the IMAX scenes, I say bring a sequel on! But let's not get all sequel/new trilogy crazy, just concentrate on the next one. Make sure Brad Bird is back, Tom Cruise's Ethan has a motivation to continue ass-kicking and develop the character (which was the one thing M:I4 was really lacking), keep the fun aspect of it (that includes Pegg and Cruise's chemistry), keep it intense, keep it in IMAX and bring back the insanely hot Paula Patton
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8:19AM on 03/09/2012
I say bring it the fuck on and give Cruise his next mission so he can kick some more ass!
I say bring it the fuck on and give Cruise his next mission so he can kick some more ass!
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8:16AM on 03/09/2012

Really liked the 4th

So why not.
So why not.
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