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Tom Cruise has plans for another Mission: Impossible

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Cruise's mission continues

We haven't seen the last of Ethan Hunt. Tom Cruise is gearing up for a new adventure in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Get ready for M:I 5!

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You can't keep a good spy down. Tom Cruise and his alter ego Ethan Hunt will return for another installment of Mission: Impossible. It's been announced that the actor has signed on for a fifth film.

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According to, both Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have confirmed that Cruise will be back. He'll produce the sequel alongside J.J. Abrams. The duo did the same for 2011's Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, which was Cruise's biggest film to date.

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Ghost Protocol had insiders wondering if Cruise still had "it." There aren't many actors who can open movies on name recognition alone. He's definitely part of a dying breed. To avoid that pitfall, the fourth film added fresh blood like Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton.

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Mission: Impossible 5 has yet to find a director or writer, but some notable names are on the table. Christopher McQuarrie, who previously worked with Cruise on Jack Reacher, may be a candidate. The position will be filled shortly.

The studio hasn't set a release date but we expect it to be nailed down soon. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol opened just before Christmas and was a commercial and critical success. We knew it was just a matter of time before Hollywood churned out another one.

The film was directed by Brad Bird and grossed nearly $700 million worldwide.

Are you excited for more Mission: Impossible?

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