Even if Paramount brass didn’t express the desire to go with Mission: Impossible V before Tom Cruise is older than Wilford Brimley in Cocoon: The Return; even if Ghotocol wasn’t the series’ highest-grossing entry, unadjusted for inflation; and even if we all hated Brad Bird‘s movie, Mission: Impossible V would probably be happening. But it was the series’ highest-grossing entry, and I haven’t met anybody who hated it (although not all of us were fond)… so, basically, you knew this was coming.
When Viacom’s CEO, Philippe Dauman, was asked if Paramount had ambitions for another chapter in the story of Ethan Hunt, his response was as simple as “Oh, yes.” Nothing about Bird returning, no word on what cast members are sticking around, or what part of the world IMF will have to infiltrate after being set-up. Only “Oh, yes.”
Which, to be fair, is just about how I react to news of another Mission: Impossible. I’m game, and there’s a good chance you are, too.
Are you up for Mission: Impossible V?
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