It may be a while before we see Mission: Impossible 5 head into production, but we will see Tom Cruise emulate the Ethan Hunt character through different films. But that doesn’t mean that the actor hasn’t stopped thinking about how to extend the franchise hit, and since Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol was a hit, there wasn’t any doubt that a fifth film was on the way.
Considering no one has been hired to write the script and Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird said that it was unlikely he would return to direct for a second time, production for Mission: Impossible 5 has stalled. However, each film had a different director, and each had a different take on the threat facing Agent Hunt, so don’t be surprised to hear that someone other than Bird will direct the film.
But in an interview with Total Film, Tom Cruise has talked about some of the ideas for M:I 5 and why he is so attached to the franchise.
We’re already working on different images. Talking conceptually. I love traveling around promoting different movies because I’m always looking at different places, and I always walk around to see the city. I look at architecture, subways… coming up with different sequences.
That doesn’t really give us any details about the fourth sequel. The MI film franchise some what prides itself in being a film that does much globetrotting. So for right now, just know that no matter where Cruise is, he is thinking about Mission: Impossible 5.
[Source: Total Film]