Jeremy Renner talks future of Mission Impossible

He could take the lead

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner has half-confirmed what we already sort of suspected: he could be taking the Mission: Impossible movie franchise over from series star Tom Cruise.

Currently shooting the franchise’s fourth outing – which, tellingly, has dropped its numerals in favour of the reboot-nodding title Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Renner has discussed the future of the series.

“It’s a franchise to potentially take over,” he tells MTV. “I can’t predict the future and what they want, but that’s certainly the idea.”

Renner goes on to reveal that Cruise has been heavily involved in Protocol’s action scenes, while Renner himself has been training in hand-to-hand combat.

“I haven’t gotten to work too much in terms of acting stuff, but the stunts have been insane… Tom has been doing loads. He’s crazy, that guy. It’s unbelievable. He’s fearless. He’s great to watch. He inspires me to want to be better.

“I’m training in the gym and working out and fighting and doing everything I can to try and keep up. I’m doing hand-to-hand combat, Muay Thai and kung fu and learning how to take someone out quickly.”

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opens December 2011.

Think Renner would be the perfect man to take over from Tom Cruise? Speak out below…


    • gonzoBen

      Nov 25th 2010, 9:39

      atleast they are the same height

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    • kilroy0097

      Nov 25th 2010, 12:38

      With the James Bond franchise going downhill fast with the debt clogged MGM issue (Which BTW they are in Chapter 11 restructuring at this point.) I think Mission Impossible has a good chance of taking that market share of audience members. If they play their cards right and get the right actor they will steal the show with a good trilogy. By that I mean they hopefully do a sudo Reboot and get another good storyline over three movies. I look forward to seeing Jeremy Renner in the spy role. Only down side to the movie is that Tom Cruise will be back in it as Ethan Hunt. I hope it's just enough time to pass the reigns onward and not for most of the movie.

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