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Ving Rhames Confirmed to Return to Action in 'Mission: Impossible 5'

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August 18, 2014

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At one time, there were rumblings that Jeremy Renner might take over the Mission: Impossible franchise from Tom Cruise as the latter superstar seemed to be fading from box office glory. But Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol proved to be a big success, and Cruise is still very much on board to star in Mission: Impossible 5 from director Christopher McQuarrie, and Renner will be back in a supporting role along with the return of Simon Pegg. Now one more franchise star is back as McQuarrie himself took to Twitter to welcome back Ving Rhames to the production, reprising his role as IMF agent Luther Stickell. Read on!

Here's Christopher McQuarrie's confirmation of Ving Rhames in Mission: Impossible 5 from Twitter:

Rhames only had a small cameo role in Ghost Protocol, but we're hoping that Rhames gets more screentime like he did in Mission: Impossible III. We're still not sure where the story is going, but reports have pegged Alec Baldwin as playing the head of the CIA and White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson taking the female lead this time. It doesn't sound like Paula Patton will be returning, but none of the female co-stars from the previous films have returned either, making them similar to the vixens from James Bond girls in that respect. Production is already underway in London, and the film arrives on Christmas of 2015.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments

1

So he is a multi-dimensional time traveler.

Xerxexx on Aug 18, 2014

2

Shame Paula Patton won't be back she was very h̶o̶t̶ talented.

OfficialJab on Aug 18, 2014

3

That dress at the end! DEAR LAHHHHDD!!!

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2014

4

I do like Renner but I don't think I would watch an MI movie without tom in it

Jon Odishaw on Aug 18, 2014

5

Simon Pegg doesn't fit in these movies.

cobrazombie on Aug 18, 2014

6

He was better than Rhames.

Paul on Aug 18, 2014

7

I think he's just squandered is all. He just isn't written well enough.

OfficialJab on Aug 18, 2014

8

Agreed.

Xerxexx on Aug 18, 2014

9

Pegg works he is just under used.

Xerxexx on Aug 18, 2014

10

These movies have plenty of light hearted moments. hes the bloody guy on the computer, not a badd ass field agent. I think he fits perfectly.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 19, 2014

11

JJ Abrams needs to take his baby back from Christopher McQuarrie.

superultraboy on Aug 18, 2014

12

Now he got his dream job there is almost no chance he'd come back for another round.

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2014

13

Rhames is great in this role. He nails his lines perfectly. I want to see him fight!

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2014

14

"as the latter superstar seemed to be fading from box office glory" BS is BS. Jeremy Renner is much better of course. His movies make tons of money unlike Cruise. Lol.

Paul on Aug 18, 2014

15

Um...Cruise can still rank in the greenbacks.

Xerxexx on Aug 18, 2014

16

Jeremy Renner's track record vs. Tom Cruise's is not even close. Even a commercial "stinker" for Cruise would be a windfall for any film Renner has led.

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2014

17

but none of the female co-stars from the previous films have returned either. Except Michelle Monaghan.

Xerxexx on Aug 18, 2014

18

Barely son. Barely. Technically, she was "uncredited".

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2014

19

But still there.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

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