Mission: Impossible 6

The Mission: Impossible series is a slow-burning one, unlike the fuse that accompanies each film’s opening credits, and very much unlike the typical development path for some big action franchises. (2006 through 2015 delivered three Mission: Impossible movies, but five Fast and the Furious films, for example.)

With the latest mission, Rogue Nation, about to hit theaters, star and producer Tom Cruise says the wait for the next film might be much shorter. He isn’t getting any younger after all, and so the wait for Mission: Impossible 6 might be much shorter than the interval between other installments in the series. Additionally, Cruise says he has pitched an Edge of Tomorrow sequel to couple recent collaborators.

Update: Paramount has confirmed Cruise’s announcement of the Mission: Impossible 6 development.

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Rogue Nation clip

Any franchise could be forgiven for growing a bit stale after twenty years and five installments, but against all odds the Mission: Impossible series is still going strong. While the new entry directed by Chris McQuarrie may not be an all-time high, it’s another solid entry that equals its predecessors in the stunt department, and features the most engaging new character since Simon Pegg and Philip Seymour Hoffman in III. Read our full Mission Impossible Rogue Nation review after the jump.  Read More »


We’ve got more sequel bits than you can shake a stick at. After the jump:

  • Syfy’s Lavalantula sequel gets a brilliantly bad title
  • Kung Pow 2 is happening, says director Steve Oedekerk
  • The Transporter Refueled drives into IMAX theaters this fall
  • Ride Along 2 gets a PG-13 rating from the MPAA
  • Neighbors 2 and Sinister 2 get release date changes
  • Simon Pegg has an issue with the Mission: Impossible marketing
  • Tom Cruise is adamant Top Gun 2 won’t be filled with CG jets
  • Chris McQuarrie explains why he’s not doing Jack Reacher 2
  • Josh Gad gives a (jokey) tease about the Frozen 2 plot
  • Charlie Hunnam hopes Pacific Rim 2 is more character-driven
  • Idris Elba will be “interesting” and “complex” in Star Trek 3
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 unveils a new travel promo

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Bret McKenzie (The Muppets)

Bob the Musical has been in development for over ten years at this point, with everyone from the Lego Movie directors to the Frozen composers linked at various points. But the latest incarnation seems to be picking up steam, with a high-profile team on board.

Tom Cruise has been circling the Disney movie since April, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) is attached to direct. Now award-winning music composer Bret McKenzie (The Muppets) and screenwriter Michael Chabon (John Carter) have joined the party as well. More on the Bob the Musical Bret McKenzie and Michael Chabon news after the jump.  Read More »

Rogue Nation clip

Age has not tempered Tom Cruise‘s ambitions when he’s making action sequences on film, and it looks like Mission: Impossible  – Rogue Nation keeps the actor in overdrive. We’ve seen some evidence of his commitment to action in the first trailers for the film, and now a new Rogue Nation clip set highlights a few car and motorcycle chase sequences even more.   Read More »

Top Gun 2

Top Gun, released in 1986, is one of the films that cemented Tom Cruise as a superstar. (It’s also one that features more subtle acting than many people give it credit for, as argued here.) In 2010, we learned that Paramount was kicking around ideas for a Top Gun 2. At the time Paramount hoped to land Cruise for a small appearance. Then original director Tony Scott decided to direct, and Cruise’s role was said to have grown to lead status. But the 2012 death of Scott stalled Top Gun 2 for years. Even now, it is still in the development stage.

When Peter Sciretta spoke to Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison last week, he talked to the producer/financier about Top Gun 2. The script is coming together, and Ellison promises that “there is no Top Gun without Maverick.” Read More »

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Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

We’re deep into the summer movie season now, with massive tentpoles like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World already behind us. But fear not — there are still more fun times ahead, including next month’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

If you’ve ever seen a Mission: Impossible movie, you already know the drill. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is once again on the run, and once again he has to engage in a string of death-defying stunts to save himself, his agency, and the world. And once again, it all looks jaw-droppingly cool.

Christopher McQuarrie directed this time around, and Simon Pegg, Jeremy RennerVing RhamesRebecca Ferguson, and Alec Baldwin star with Cruise. Watch the new Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer after the jump.  Read More »

tom cruise underwater

With each Mission: Impossible movie, Tom Cruise tries to raise the bar. Whether it’s hanging off one of the tallest buildings in the world or being strapped to the side of an airplane in flight, he knows that seeing an actor doing a stunt raises the stakes in a film. And while that airplane stunt may have seemed to be the main event in this summer’s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, that may not be the case.

Talking to USA Today, Cruise said he trained to hold his breath upwards of 6 minutes to film an underwater scene that plays a huge role in the latest trailer. Rewatch the scene and read the Tom Cruise underwater quotes below. Read More »

Who Are the Top 15 Best Movie Spies?

Best Movie Spies

This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.

There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »