Mission: Impossible 5 gets new 2015 release date

Set to arrive on Christmas Day

Fans of Ethan Hunt’s particular brand of daredevilry will have an extra present to unwrap on Christmas 2015, with Mission: Impossible 5 slated for a 25 December release date.

That will see it hit our screens just one week after Star Wars: Episode VII, a remarkable show of confidence by Paramount in its flagship franchise.

Following Disney’s Star Wars announcement, we had expected to see an exodus of films fleeing those Xmas release dates, but it seems Paramount is ready to send Hunt into battle…

Plot details for the fifth film remain non-existent at this stage, but withIron Man 3’s Drew Pearce currently hard at work on the script, we’re hoping for big things from the latest outing…

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring (of course) Tom Cruise, the film will become the latest addition to 2015’s seemingly endless parade of blockbusters. We’re going to need a bigger multiplex…

Are you excited for the fifth film? Tell us, below!

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    • chibik

      Nov 14th 2013, 11:08

      If it's even half as good as Ghost Protocol, I'm getting what I want that Christmas!

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    • trist808

      Nov 14th 2013, 11:58

      That Christmas is going to be mental, M:I-5, Warcraft, Star Wars Ep 7, Kung Fu Panda, Inferno, plus Bond will still be playing too ... and those are the films we only know about at the moment!

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    • trist808

      Nov 14th 2013, 11:59

      I meant Kung Fu Panda 3 - they're not re-issuing the first one (lol) at least, I don't think they are ...

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    • smellyhands

      Nov 14th 2013, 13:25

      Has TotalFilm gone green?

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    • trist808

      Nov 14th 2013, 13:47

      Mmmm X-Box One Green ... blatant product tie-in :)

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    • SiMan

      Nov 14th 2013, 13:59

      Are any cinemas open on Christmas day??? I know i'd rather watch a big new blockbuster than a repeat of every christmas episode of every british sitcom, but i don't ever remember seeing anywhere open on the 25th

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    • trist808

      Nov 14th 2013, 17:19

      @SiMan, the release date is American, opening films on Christmas Day is something of a tradition in the States (most Americans celebrate Chrimbo on Dec 24th) whereas here in the UK, everything shuts down, including cinemas for that one day. The only cinemas which are open are those who specialise in or have a strong Bollywood/Indian audience, for instance Cineworld's Bradford, Ilford and Feltham have opened on Dec 25th for the last few years. M:I-5 will be Boxing Day over here, just like the last one, although they opened the IMAX version a couple of days earlier on Dec 21st :-)

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 14th 2013, 17:40

      What a completely moronic move by Paramount, Star Wars is going to dominate Christmas.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 14th 2013, 17:40

      Oh and PS4> Xbone.

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    • bananyakub

      Nov 14th 2013, 20:09

      that will be great

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    • trist808

      Nov 14th 2013, 20:24

      Actually Boxing Day is a prime date for releasing action films. The two Sherlock Holmes, M:I-Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, they've all done well on that release date. M:I-5 will be fine, Star Wars will have had it's two weeks by then (lol)

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 15th 2013, 11:15

      People go to the cinema on Boxing Day? Sheyaaat, I'm just lounging the house picking at the last of the Xmas dinner and Quality Street (but not the Toffee pennies, they can keep for a week).

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    • trist808

      Nov 15th 2013, 13:46

      Haha, indeed @Hadouken76 ... most people need to get out of the house by Boxing Day to get away from the annoying family members ... and stubbing their toes on random Toffee Pennie Quality Street's left on the floor everywhere ... if they have a cinema close to them and can go by car or even walk, cinema's trade has increased over recent years. Film distributors are now quite happy to release on that date and it works. Life Of Pi was massive last year (as an example) I often head to the cinema on Boxing Day, it's better than some of the tosh you get on TV too :)

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 17th 2013, 19:21

      These Christmas dates are more for American audiences because not everyone there celebrates the festive season.

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