Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tom Cruise Will Make Two More “Mission Impossible” Movies Back to Back Because What Else Is He Going to Do?


Tom Cruise is going to make two more “Mission Impossible” movies. They’ll be filmed back to back, for release in 2021 and 2022, when Cruise turns 60. Christopher McQuarrie will write and direct them.

At the same time, Cruise will appear in his “Top Gun” sequel, which will be released in 2020.

What else is Cruise going to do? He doesn’t appear in comedies, romcoms, or dramas. He doesn’t make love stories or westerns. At age 55, even with the best cosmetic surgery and working out day and night, life takes a toll. Ask Stallone or Schwarzenegger.

Also, Cruise’s non “Mission Impossible” movies are not money makers. The bad ones, like “The Mummy,” and the good ones, like “American Made,” are non starters at the box office. And it’s not like we’re going to get Tom Cruise on Broadway in “Death of a Salesman.” He’s boxed himself into the Ethan Hunt role. As long as Cruise can hang from helicopters, planes, space shuttles, whatever, he can keep the franchise going.

What’s kind of sad is that the Tom Cruise of “Jerry Maguire” and “Risky Business” seems to be gone. But hey– he’s not crying about it, so we won’t weep too long.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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