We are still two months away from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hitting theaters, but Paramount is wasting no time green-lighting a sixth Mission: Impossible film.
The studio seems eager to get these new M:I films to the public. Rogue Nation has already been moved up from its planned Christmas release date to July 31, and getting started on a sixth film before the fifth is even out seems like an extremely confident move. The fourth Mission: Impossible film, Ghost Protocol, was a massive hit for the franchise, and while Rogue Nation has a very cool-looking trailer, changing directors from Brad Bird to Christopher McQuarrie is a decided risk.
While Tom Cruise hasn’t signed to star in a sixth Mission: Impossible entry, he is on board to produce with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot company. I would imagine Cruise will stay on board as long as his body will allow him to perform the stunts, and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. There is also the idea that Jeremy Renner will take over the future of the franchise from Cruise, but for now I fully expect Cruise to be in the sixth film.
Here is the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, out July 31.