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

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August 18, 2014

Ving Rhames / Tom Cruise

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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  • Xerxexx
    So he is a multi-dimensional time traveler.
  • OfficialJab
    Shame Paula Patton won't be back she was very h̶o̶t̶ talented.
    • DAVIDPD
      That dress at the end! DEAR LAHHHHDD!!!
  • Jon Odishaw
    I do like Renner but I don't think I would watch an MI movie without tom in it
  • cobrazombie
    Simon Pegg doesn't fit in these movies.
    • Paul
      He was better than Rhames.
    • OfficialJab
      I think he's just squandered is all. He just isn't written well enough.
      • Xerxexx
        Agreed.
    • Xerxexx
      Pegg works he is just under used.
    • Jon Odishaw
      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.
  • superultraboy
    JJ Abrams needs to take his baby back from Christopher McQuarrie.
    • DAVIDPD
      Now he got his dream job there is almost no chance he'd come back for another round.
  • DAVIDPD
    Rhames is great in this role. He nails his lines perfectly. I want to see him fight!
  • Paul
    "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.
    • Xerxexx
      Um...Cruise can still rank in the greenbacks.
    • DAVIDPD
      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.
  • Xerxexx
    but none of the female co-stars from the previous films have returned either. Except Michelle Monaghan.
    • DAVIDPD
      Barely son. Barely. Technically, she was "uncredited".
      • Xerxexx
        But still there.

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