'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce Will Accept 'Mission: Impossible 5'

May 14, 2013
Source: THR

Tom Cruise / Mission: Imposssible

After co-writing what has been the biggest movie of the year so far with Marvel's Iron Man 3, screenwriter Drew Pearce is staying in the business of blockbuster sequels at Paramount Pictures. THR has word that Pearce has been hired to script Mission: Impossible 5, which just confirmed Tom Cruise to return in the lead role as agent Ethan Hunt, reteaming with his Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie for the next sequel. J.J. Abrams is producing once again through his Bad Robot banner along with David Ellison's Skydance Productions, who co-financed and executive produced the 2011 sequel Ghost Protocol.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but if there's one writer who can keep this series fresh after the last two impressive sequels, it's Pearce. His work on Iron Man 3 was clearly a home run, and there's not much to complain about with Marvel's sequel. It stayed true to the character of Tony Stark, continued to progress with a story arc that began in The Avengers, but didn't use the superhero ensemble as a crutch and cleverly used the comic book mythology for some interesting twists and turns. So let's hope he can do the same thing with the Impossible Mission Force this time around. The plan is for Mission: Impossible 5 to shoot this fall after Cruise finished shooting The Man from U.N.C.L.E. at Warner Bros.

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Brian Sleider on May 14, 2013


I love that Tom Cruise never backs down from a challenge. I, for one, am excited about this development.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2013


Just no PTSD story line please. Ethan Hunt fights evil for a living. Suck it up Ethan.

Quanah on May 14, 2013


Don't really have any feeling one way or the other about Pearce writing. But I think McQuarrie is a good choice to direct. His work on Jack Reacher was solid, and I liked the visual style of that movie... hopefully he will re-team with Caleb Deschanel to do the cinematography. And more IMAX please!

John on May 14, 2013


So yeah are they going to finally reveal Ethan Hunt was an actor played by Tom Cruise in the movie or is the villian going to be some guy we barely know about throughout the film other than he is "evil" because he is a villain! Iron Man 3 turned Tony Stark into the biggest unlikeable douchebag on the planet. There was nothing true about the character present at all.

Charlie Hard on May 14, 2013


Am I the only one who wants a hard R, Ethan hunt revenge slaughterfest?

Cody W on May 14, 2013


Does this mean its gonna be filled with corny jokes and no action like iron man 3??

whatsxhisxname on May 14, 2013


And nonesense. Plenty nonesense.

capitandelespacio on May 15, 2013


I know right? "His work on Iron Man 3 was clearly a home run" Da fuk?!

si1ver on May 15, 2013


The script on Iron Man3 was anything but a home run. It was a travesty what they did to the Mandarin. I felt like I was watching part of a Cheech and Chong movie instead of Iron Man.

nate on May 15, 2013


Because Kingsley wasn't Mandarin? Is that the only reason?

Xerxexx on May 15, 2013


Nope, because they basically made the Mandarin character a joke, whether it's Kingsley or Killian that was the Mandarin, the character blew, big time! By the way this was done a lot better in Batman Begins with Ra's. Plus a lot of plot holes and a weak villain and bland motive. Using the Mandarin name in this movie was pointless, they could've just made up some other character for the same part and it would've worked. Some people are praising Black for doing something different, but what's the point of adapting something when you totally destroy it? Would making Lex Luthor a dumb ass be cool, because it's "different"?

nate on May 15, 2013


Isn't Drew Pearce also writing Sherlock Holmes 3? I'm more interested in that.

mistermysteryguest on May 15, 2013


I love the MI series. Good on Tom for sticking with it. Take that, Matt Damon...

Bl00dwerK on May 16, 2013

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