When MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL hit theaters in 2011, Tom Cruise was partnered with then up and coming star Jeremy Renner as part of his IMF team. After the success of that film, the inevitable sequel was announced. While we know MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 is slated to hit screens next year under the direction of Christopher McQuarrie, no stars have been announced outside of Cruise himself.
In a recent interview with Yahoo, Renner was asked about his upcoming guest appearance on the sitcom LOUIE and if he plans any other small screen gigs in the future. Maybe even a turn on the second season of TRUE DETECTIVE.
It’s kind of unlikely. In fact, I’m kind of strapped time-wise doing AVENGERS 2, and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another BOURNE movie. It’s unlikely I can find the time right now. And that’s all right. It’s just really high-class problems — pretty awesome to have. Even if I really wanted to do it, which I don’t, I couldn’t.
While that isn’t a formal announcement, I doubt Renner would mention MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 if he wasn’t going to appear in it in some capacity. While his character could simply be killed off in the opening sequence, something the franchise has done in the past, I would think with the amount of development they put into his role in GHOST PROTOCOL he would be a more substantial character than a mere cameo.
Renner now has roles in three major franchises. I agree, pretty awesome problems to have. Hopefully we get to see all three of these movies over the course of the next year.