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Jeremy Renner is up for taking over the Mission Impossible franchise for Tom Cruise

11.29.2011

Assuming Tom Cruise still steps away from his reign as leading man in the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE franchise, it's possible that Jeremy Renner will take his place. And you know what? That's okay with him. As long as they don't kill him off in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL.

During an interview with EXTRA on the film, Renner said this when asked if he would be okay with taking over the franchise:

”I’d be up for it, and Tom wants me to do it. I’d be happy to be a part of it. But that’s assuming my character doesn’t croak [in this one]. I’m not going to tell you.”

But can he take the lead in this as well as the Jason Bourne franchise? I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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10:26AM on 12/01/2011
I like Renner a lot, but he doesn't really have the charisma Cruise has. They'll have to change the tone of the series if he's gonna take over as the main character.
I like Renner a lot, but he doesn't really have the charisma Cruise has. They'll have to change the tone of the series if he's gonna take over as the main character.
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2:37PM on 11/30/2011

Was it common knowledge?

Renner's character isn't a double agent in this film?
Renner's character isn't a double agent in this film?
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1:45PM on 11/30/2011

Did I suddenly travel back in time?

They were talking about this when production started on MI4. Definitely Renner overload.
They were talking about this when production started on MI4. Definitely Renner overload.
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12:19PM on 11/30/2011

Renner overload

This guy seems to have had a meteoric rise since he got noticed in The Hurt Locker. And that's fine, BUT, it's a ridiculous notion by Hollywood to think that he is somehow "the right guy" to take over so many competing franchises simultaneously.

I mean, are opposing studios really thinking this is the guy that everyone will run out to the movies for? He just doesn't have "THAT" kind of screen presence, I'm sorry. Good actor, yes. Money maker? Hellll noooo
This guy seems to have had a meteoric rise since he got noticed in The Hurt Locker. And that's fine, BUT, it's a ridiculous notion by Hollywood to think that he is somehow "the right guy" to take over so many competing franchises simultaneously.

I mean, are opposing studios really thinking this is the guy that everyone will run out to the movies for? He just doesn't have "THAT" kind of screen presence, I'm sorry. Good actor, yes. Money maker? Hellll noooo
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10:37AM on 11/30/2011
I really like Renner. I don't like that he's become a magnet for franchises. He's already Hawkeye (who may or may not get a solo movie), and unless Damon returns to the Bourne franchise, it's his. And this. I know this was rather hinted at when his casting in Ghost Protocol was announced, but I'd like to see Jeremy Renner take full advantage of his newfound stardom before locking himself into too many characters. Besides, Mission: Impossible is one of the few excuses we get to see Tom Cruise in
I really like Renner. I don't like that he's become a magnet for franchises. He's already Hawkeye (who may or may not get a solo movie), and unless Damon returns to the Bourne franchise, it's his. And this. I know this was rather hinted at when his casting in Ghost Protocol was announced, but I'd like to see Jeremy Renner take full advantage of his newfound stardom before locking himself into too many characters. Besides, Mission: Impossible is one of the few excuses we get to see Tom Cruise in action these days. Unless he starts picking up gigs like there's no tomorrow.
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7:04AM on 11/30/2011

Bad Idea

But can an actor play the new Bourne and the new Ethan Hunt? that's stupid.
But can an actor play the new Bourne and the new Ethan Hunt? that's stupid.
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4:14AM on 11/30/2011
So I guess this means we know his character doesn't die in Ghost Protocol....
So I guess this means we know his character doesn't die in Ghost Protocol....
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3:57AM on 11/30/2011

Oh Come on!

If the Hurt Locker didn't make it painfully obvious. Jeremy Renner is an amazing actor that can hold his own as a lead doing original material. This is just a lazy culture of writing with endless reboots and rehashes. Do something original with the guy, he clearly has the talent for it! COME ON!
If the Hurt Locker didn't make it painfully obvious. Jeremy Renner is an amazing actor that can hold his own as a lead doing original material. This is just a lazy culture of writing with endless reboots and rehashes. Do something original with the guy, he clearly has the talent for it! COME ON!
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3:03AM on 11/30/2011
don't forget he is playing hawkeye in the avengers and probably will have his own solo movie afterwards, so maybe that will be his own franchise.
don't forget he is playing hawkeye in the avengers and probably will have his own solo movie afterwards, so maybe that will be his own franchise.
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11:42PM on 11/29/2011
I like this guy, but as previous posters say he needs to get his own franchise rather than continuing on off other actors.
I like this guy, but as previous posters say he needs to get his own franchise rather than continuing on off other actors.
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11:22PM on 11/29/2011
He's a good actor and I'm glad to see him getting more work, but him taking over for Bourne and Mission: Impossoble is a bit much. What other franchises will he take over? Jack Ryan? Zorro? Maybe the next Batman after Bale. Dress in drag and be the new Lara Croft?
He's a good actor and I'm glad to see him getting more work, but him taking over for Bourne and Mission: Impossoble is a bit much. What other franchises will he take over? Jack Ryan? Zorro? Maybe the next Batman after Bale. Dress in drag and be the new Lara Croft?
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11:16PM on 11/29/2011

fuck NO

I think Renner is awesome but GET YOUR OWN FRANCHISE. Mission Impossible is Cruise's and Bourne is Damon's, if you want to be the star of the show get your own spy franchise and run with it.

oh and great recovery with the '...well I mean uh yeah IF I don't die in this one' riiiight lol
I think Renner is awesome but GET YOUR OWN FRANCHISE. Mission Impossible is Cruise's and Bourne is Damon's, if you want to be the star of the show get your own spy franchise and run with it.

oh and great recovery with the '...well I mean uh yeah IF I don't die in this one' riiiight lol
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11:11PM on 11/29/2011
This is Cruise's franchise, but I can't think of a better actor to take the reigns from Cruise.

Can't wait for Cruise's last mission.
This is Cruise's franchise, but I can't think of a better actor to take the reigns from Cruise.

Can't wait for Cruise's last mission.
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11:17PM on 11/29/2011
have Cruise said this is his last Mission?!
have Cruise said this is his last Mission?!
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