Christopher McQuarrie Says ‘Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning’ Won’t Be Franchise’s End

When Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning arrives next month, it will be Tom Cruise’s seventh film as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. It’ll also be just the start of a huge two-part storyline concluding next year. That won’t be the end, either, despite the title and even Cruise’s age suggesting the end is near. Christopher McQuarrie says there’s still plenty of Cruise risking his life to come.

Fandango revealed in a tweet that McQuarrie said ideas are already cooking for another Mission: Impossible film…

Hmmm…something tells me every character in this picture won’t be alive to see it. The days when we thought Cruise was looking to pass the torch are long gone. He’ll be around until the very end, but Ethan Hunt has built a tight-knit group of friends and fellow agents, and someone will have to bite it to prove how high the stakes are.

That’s just a guess on my part, though. Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part I hits theaters on July 12th.

Travis Hopson
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