Tom Cruise is already working on ‘MI5,’ aims to make “many” more sequels

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Hello, my name is Tom Cruise! I am completely avoiding my actual life in favor of making an endless stream of make-believe movies because (and don’t tell anyone this) I simply cannot stand to be myself!” Tom is starting the promotional rounds for Jack Reacher, which hits both domestic and UK theaters for the Christmas season because Xenu loves to bestow monetary gifts in kind upon his most lucrative devotee. Do I think Jack Reacher will perform well in theaters? It will do okay, but there are so many fans of the Lee Child’s character who are completely pissed off about the casting of Cruise. So it’s really a wild card, and we’ll have to see what happens when the movie comes out.

In the meantime, Tom is continuing to feather his pretty little nest with plans for rolling out the Xenu fog for more Mission: Impossible movies. The last one did really well because people were willing to pay for the pleasure of watching Tom bungee-jump off the world’s tallest building even though his serious, intense face never fails to crack me up. How on earth will Cruise and the filmmakers top those stunts from the Burj Khalifa? Tom says he’s figuring it all out right now:

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is named Icon Of Our Life time in issue 200 of Total Film magazine, and inside we chat in depth with the man himself on his movie past, present and future.

Cruise chats about all of his upcoming films, including Jack Reacher, Van Helsing, and the long-mooted Top Gun 2. And we also pressed him on the possibility of another Mission: Impossible installment, not least as Ghost Protocol was Cruise’s biggest hit to date.

On the fourquel’s success, Cruise told us, “Seeing an audience respond… to have that experience is really wonderful.

“I started Mission: Impossible hoping I could make many of them. It’s a character that I can grow with. At that time it was the most expensive film in the history of Paramount Pictures, and the first film I was producing.

“It’s been pretty exciting. I’ll make a bunch of those. I’ll make as many as people want to see… because they’re very challenging, and so much fun to make.”

Any ideas for the plot and set-pieces? “We’re already working on different images. Talking conceptually. I love travelling around promoting different movies because I’m always looking at different places, and I always walk around to see the city. I look at architecture, subways… coming up with different sequences.”

[From Total Film]

Sigh, what a disappointment. Even though the ending of MI4 was somewhat ambiguous on the continued adventures of Ethan Hunt, I really thought the franchise was grooming Jeremy Renner to take over. Of course, Renner is already working on so many different franchises, and he’s already taken over the Bourne franchise, so maybe Paramount was worried that Renner is steadfastly approaching overexposure (never!). Hey, you wanna talk overexposure? Just look at Tom Cruise. Dude needs a serious vacation from the public eye, but I really shouldn’t say that since I love writing about his misadventures.

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  1. lori says:

    I feel like if we stop talking about him maybe he’ll go away like Paris Hilton or something? maybe!?!

  2. Diane says:

    I will see MI5 with Renner NOT Cruise.

  3. Feebee says:

    He’s not going to give up on the only thing that actually worked for him in recent times.

  4. amurph says:

    I agree that Cruise needs a vacation though I think he works nonstop because reality tends to hit once you stop and that breaks his control.

  5. Lucy says:

    He seems to escape his creepy co$ life by hiding behind these characters

  6. Evelyn says:

    Has anyone else seen Tropic Thunder? And if so, does anyone else think this is turning into tugg speedman and scorcher?

    • Hershey says:

      HA! :D So true! I love MI 1!(yes, I was a brainless fool). Seriously, this is turning into Tug speedman and Scorcher! I’m just surprised tommy hasn’t done a Simple Jack movie yet :D

  7. Lisa says:

    I liked the last movie. It was the first Cruise movie I’d seen in a long time because I was boycotting, not wanting my money to go to Scientology. I broke the boycott to see Ghost Protocol, and it was good. I also thought that the ending indicated that Renner was going to take over.

    I think Cruise is a pretty good actor. He was excellent in Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Magnolia, and others. If he’s in more MI movies, I hope it’s more as a supporting role rather than as the star, but I doubt that will happen. No way am I going to see that Jack Reacher movie: I haven’t read any of the books, but from what I’ve heard, his casting is just ridiculous.

    • gg says:

      I just can’t support the co$ in any way, shape or form, and have not done so for over 20 years. As an actor, he’s dead to me. If people actually stopped funding his movies, he would be a lot closer to disappearing from our hated sight.

      • Lisa says:

        Yeah, I have issues with it, too, believe me. However, I don’t hate Cruise. I do feel a little (a little!) bit sorry for him, as I doubt he knew what he was getting into when he first joined. Of course, I also believe he should leave and publicize the horrible stuff they do.

        I try to avoid seeing anything with him or other high-profile Scientologists in it, but I do occasionally break my own boycott. And it’s hard for me to keep track of every single actor who’s a member of the “church.”

      • LAK says:

        ….But Lisa, it’s not just actors to be avoided, there are scores of behind the scenes people who are also scientologists.

        I am still shocked that Paul Haggis is a scientologist. And i loved his films too. i only found that out when he defected [the church NOT the religion] but my money went to scientology all the years i didn’t know.

        That said, i felt really bad about boycotting MI4 because i love Brad Bird and Simon Pegg.

      • gg says:

        Hey Lisa. It is hard to keep up with all the people who are taking advantage of whatever they can get in hollywood from the cult.

        One thing though, Cruise did know what he was getting into. He was in the co$ many years ago with Nicole, and then he quit and broke. He went back into the lair, lured by Miss Cabbage as he divorced Nicole, then, with his special treatment by his favorite girlfriend Miss Cabbage, he grew very deep into it, and now, they have so much grease on him there is no way he can leave even if he wanted to. He has willingly participated in the exploitation of slave labor provided by the cult. If he were to leave, his complicity would be exposed.

        Thus, he works his ass off so he doesn’t have a day to himself to think about how 4ucked up it all is. No, I don’t feel sorry for him. He left and came back lured by riches and privilege of the cult. That’s how they rope them in. Especially big fish like Rumplestiltskin.

  8. ruby tuesday says:

    He IS mission impossible . . . ugh.

  9. Hautie says:

    The cost of being a member of that Cult does not come cheap. Cruise has to keep up with his installment payments. Or risk getting that shiny Medal of Valor snatched off his chest.

    So he needs to keep rolling out what ever films he can.

    Even it is means MI-14. Where I see a future of Cruise escaping his retirement community in that installment, by the way. :)

    Though… I am curious how much money he has given that Cult over the last 20 years. I suspect it is why he is Miscavige’s favorite boy.

    • The Original Genevieve says:

      @ Hautie…Exactly THIS ^^

      By his public and financial support of the CO$ cult, Tommygirl is tacitly condoning their behavior. By ‘behavior’, I mean the unexplained deaths and disappearances of CO$ members such as Alexander Jentzsch, Jennifer Stewart, Lisa McPherson, Jeremy Blake and Shelly Miscavige, wife of current CO$ leader David Miscavige. You know, Tommygirl’s “bestie”?

      In regards to yesterday’s post concerning the appearance of CO$ recruitment posters featuring TC on the W. 23rd station of the NY subway (by design, the exact same Chelsea station taken by ex-wife and current cult SP Katie Holmes), this is typical cult behavior. View the tapes of ex CO$ exec Marty Rathbun on his blog, to see the harassment he was subjected to at his home in TX after fleeing the cult. Read John Brousseau’s accounts of the same pursuit and harassment after he, too, left CO$. All of this disturbing and illegal behavior is financed primarily through Tommygirl’s status as a top box office draw.

      The only way to put a rather large dent in Cruise’s support of CO$ and the cult’s financial infrastructure is to STOP paying to see his movies. Cut off his oxygen. If people pull their support of Cruise at the box office, Hollywood will eventually get the clue and stop financing vehicles for him. PLEASE, people…let’s let him die a natural death in regards to his fame and cult status.

    • gg says:

      Hm, says here: val·or/ˈvalər/ – Noun:
      Great courage in the face of danger, esp. in battle.

      Because he shows great courage in giving the bloodsucking cult beaucoups $$$$$ and having their unpaid slaves refit all his automobiles, motorcycles, houses, trailers, … :roll:

  10. chloe says:

    This cracked me up. And is he wearing a leather hood???

  11. G says:

    Can you guys look into why Tom ISN’T pressing charges against that intruder because he’s above that, but will against a tabloid? I smell a good story here especially because the intruder was an Australian male model and his excuse was wrong house (meant to go next door to another of Tom’s connections homes). Cover up perhaps?

    • lassie says:

      Interesting…I think you’re on to something here, G.

    • Julie says:

      Yeah, strange stuff going on there. Have you seen pictures of that house? It’s a fortress. I never believed the gay rumors before but I can’t get past the feeling something is amiss with this story. On the other hand, TC wasn’t even in the country and hasn’t been for weeks/months. Slightly off topic but I can’t believe he traveled with that fake CO$ medal. I wonder what showed up on the airport security scanners. It’s just so pathetic.

    • TheEntrepreneursWife says:

      The second I saw a picture of the intruder I smelled something fishy. First, I totally believe the gay rumors (friend of a friend allegedly made out with TC — NDA be damned, I suppose) and this guy is smoking hot. Second, does an Australian model really make enough to live directly next door to Tom Cruise? Third, how does you confuse the location of your house for that of another when each house takes up an entire city block? Its not like TC lives in a neighborhood made up of identical McMansions. These are custom homes with strong security. Jeez.

  12. dorothy says:

    Well, so much for me seeing Mission Impossible. I have no desire to see Mr. Cruise in anything.

  13. G says:

    More I look into this the more I think there’s a history here.. the intruder Jason might know Nicole from down under and has been with Tom’s agent for at least a year and is rumored to have vacationed with TC before. He’s not new to the neighborhood.

  14. mk yarwood says:

    Can’t we round these people up and send them to a Battle Royale island?

  15. gg says:

    “Tom Cruise is named Icon Of Our Life time in issue 200 of Total Film magazine”

    Is this some $cilon publication? Because, DELUSIONAL.

  16. Bernice says:

    He has created such a persona for himself that it seems like it would be difficult to maintain it on an on-going basis. Doesn’t he ever get tired of being “Tom Cruise”? It exhausts me just to read bout him.

  17. Jaded says:

    My gaydar is seriously pinging with this Jason Sullivan dude….

  18. Nadya says:

    Tom Cruise is no longer a real person. He’s now nothing but a contrived PR persona, a cult member who thinks he’s become some sort of higher being and a man who has completely lost touch with reality. I had a ballet teacher who performed Gisele when she was way too old to do it and it was so embarrassing to watch. She didn’t want to hand over her crown to a younger, much more suitable dancer and instead, had to be told to stop down, rather than having the grace to do so herself. It made her look so foolish. That is what Tom is doing. MI movies are the only thing he’s done in ages that have performed. Everyone thought this was his last and Jeremy Renner was taking over, but Tom can’t let go. He is all about being Tom Cruise, superstar box office man and not at all about Tom the human being. It makes him so unlikeable and pathetic. If her wasn’t such a complete tool, I’d feel sorry for him.

  19. DebDebP says:

    Next time Tommy Girl jumps off a building think of Wilford Brimley in Cocoon, since old Tommy is almost the same age Wilford was when he shot Cocoon. Pretty soon he won’t be able to hide the age. So now is the time to push out action movie after movie. Because NO ONE wants to see Wilford Brimley-looking old felkers jumping off a building. You have to be Sean Connery to pull that shit off. You, Tommy Girl, are NO Sean Connery!

  20. DebDebP says:

    Next time Tommy Girl jumps off a building think of Wilford Brimley in Cocoon, since old Tommy is almost the same age Wilford was when he shot Cocoon. Pretty soon he won’t be able to hide the age. So now is the time to push out action movie after movie. Because NO ONE wants to see Wilford Brimley-looking old fellers jumping off a building. You have to be Sean Connery to pull that shit off. You, Tommy Girl, are NO Sean Connery!

  21. DebDebP says:

    Next time Tommy Girl jumps off a building think of Wilford Brimley in Cocoon, since old Tommy is almost the same age Wilford was when he shot Cocoon. Pretty soon he won’t be able to hide the age. So now is the time to push out action movie after movie. Because NO ONE wants to see Wilford Brimley-looking old fellers jumping off a building. You have to be Sean Connery to pull that off. You, Tommy Girl, are NO Sean Connery!

  22. Boo says:

    He’s looking very Girly Man in that last picture there with the low-cut blouse and the leatherette raincoat. Girlfriend, throw on a nice pair of shoulder-duster earrings, and you be all that!

  23. dooliloo says:

    The title shall be “Mission Impossible 5 : Inevitable” methinks.

  24. carol says:

    i have not seen any of the MI’s, but i purchased them all.

    he might as well. make the money while he can. and, well, he definitley IS in a very good physical shape. More than many thousands of us can say.

    • Julie says:

      You purchased the movies but not to watch them?
      Where is Jessica?

      • carol says:

        i don’t have a cell phone either.

        Uhhhh, i’m waiting for a nice 25 degree weather to watch my Tom Cruise MI movies. Have no idea what I am in for.

        I never read the back of movies either.

        I just stick ‘em in & watch.

      • carol says:

        I was a “best actress” in high school, too. darn. I’m still hanging in there – like Morgan Freeman.

  25. Vesper says:

    Tom mentions that the MI films are very challenging, and they are, but only from an action or stuntman (in this case, Tom) point of view. From a career standpoint, that isn’t focused solely on money, I would think he would want to still do some character acting.

  26. truetalk says:

    what’s with the lumpy face???

  27. Bobby the K says:

    If you wanted to impact the Co$ just agitate to get it’s tax-free status revoked. That would hurt Tommy and everyone involved a bunch.
    A lot of people don’t like the Cult, but are agreeing to support it by allowing it to not pay taxes.

  28. MediaMaven says:

    ….looks like he’s wearing a leotard under that coat….he’s so manly!

  29. The Original Mia says:

    MI4 was a success because it was truly a team effort, not a Ethan Hunt saves the day, while his team waits for him to do it. Nope. Everyone played a part, which is the only reason I watched it.

    • Mia 4S says:

      Exactly! I didn’t see it in theaters (not giving money to Xenu), but Renner and Pegg were fun. To be honest though, the movie was pretty overrated and at the end I couldn’t have cared less if there was a sequel.

      I will say that Tommy’s dainty toe point as he swung around the building made me laugh for a solid ten minutes. He really is a desperate figure.

  30. DB says:

    He makes good movies. He can really pull off both action and drama, so all of his personal stuff aside, I’ll look forward to MI5.

    The most recent movie in the MI series was rock solid, and as a fan of entertaining films, that’s what matters most.

  31. lisa2 says:

    I can’t stand all the franchises.. I think for many of these actors it has hindered them from doing any really great acting. Not saying they are not successful because they obviously are but they are a brick wall. Most of the male actors, because they are the ones really heading these have done very little of note outside the franchises they are associated with. I know many will disagree, but I’m looking at Will, Johnny, Tom, Robert D, so many others. Sure they make other movies, but the franchise just makes them mute. And they all tend to be just the same character. Tom needs to let MI go and do something else. Really he has enough money to be more selective and adventurous. Why not go for it.

    I’m sure I’m in the minority.. but these movies are so the same. Entertaining but so whatever.

    • Loira says:

      I think he keeps doing these movies because of 2 things:
      Action macho movie that boosts his ego and puts to work his super abilities, How can they (scis) keep worshipping him with the mission impossible music if he stepped down? and
      Sure money makers. He has enough money to last severa cruise l generations, but he is giving a lot to Science fiction cult, he hasto provide for them, too, he is a benefactor, their poster boy.

  32. Blondie says:

    Nope not me. I’m not gonna see it or anything that Tom Cruise is in. I will not support Scientology. I just can’t. There are too many documented incidents of the horrors that Scientology inflicts on its members. Just imagine the things we haven’t heard. There are a lot of other movies that I can spend my hard earned money on, Tom Cruise movies can just fade away as far as I’m concerned.

  33. Izza says:

    So many new movies in the works, guess he won’t be seeing his daughter anytime soon then. He’s had a successful career ,got to hand it to him, but it’s so obvious that it’s all about him, him, more him all the time.
    He never stops acting in his life,real or otherwise, everything is just another role, and he jumps into relationships, like he makes movies.
    They found him that Iranian Scie girl, and he went for it, said and performed the same scripted things he does to all the women in his life, including the mother of his child.
    Good not to analyse Tom Cruise too much ,because the picture isn’t altogether a good one.

  34. Angela Carberry says:

    For the first time, I believe that Suri is actually his daughter. His face in the last photo is so similar – the nose and jawline – I had never seen a resemblance between then before ever.

  35. Chrissy says:

    Everyone can hate on Tom Cruise as much as they like but Ethan Hunt is a whole new story. I immensely enjoyed MI4! I hope they follow through with these rumours(?)

    • karen says:

      Thanks Chrissy. He does make interesting enjoyable movies. I also loved Minority Report, although I never saw any of his earlier career making roles. Hope he never gives up on bringing PG-13 happiness to moviegoers. I once read that the cast of Dawsons were a nightmare to work with. In some ways one could view Cruise as being worked over by an overentitled princess. I totally go with the view that he’s working himself into the ground to hide heartbreak, sorta. Like you, looking forward to MI-5.