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Tom Cruise Hints at More 'Mission Impossible' + 'Edge of Tomorrow 2'

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July 29, 2015
Source: The Daily Show

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More sequels! Always more sequels. With the latest Mission: Impossible movie about to hit theaters, Tom Cruise is out doing the press rounds and was in New York City this week talking with everyone. During the premiering, MTV News caught up with him and got a very brief tease about a possible Edge of Tomorrow sequel. Everyone has been catching up to that one and realizing how damn good it is, and now they want a sequel, so he says "I pitched it to [Rogue Nation director Christopher] McQuarrie and [Edge of Tomorrow director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it…" That's all that was revealed, but on "The Daily Show" Cruise confirmed some bigger news regarding more Mission: Impossible.

While speaking with Jon Stewart as the guest on "The Daily Show", Cruise was talking about making the Mission: Impossible movies (including producing them). He was asked: "You got plans to do another one?" Cruise answers with: "Yeah, we're starting to work on it now. We'll probably start shooting it next summer…" He goes on to say that right now he's shooting another Doug Liman film, referring to the project Mena. There wasn't anything else big revealed and it ended right after that, but it was an interesting tidbit. See the interview below. Of course, the studio will always say it depends on how Rogue Nation performs and if audiences are still into these movies. Only then will it be official that another one will be made. Watch:

For more, just watch the entire video above or head to thedailyshow.cc.com for the full interview. Below is the full quote from Tom Cruise regarding the Edge of Tomorrow sequel, reported by MTV News. He says:

"I pitched it to [Rogue Nation director and Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [Edge of Tomorrow director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it," he said.

The manga that the movie is based on, "All You Need Is Kill," is reportedly also getting a written sequel.

Cruise wouldn’t divulge what his idea was, but he was definitely amped about it.

"It could be so much fun," he said. "Gotta get Emily. I was like Emily, please. She was like, 'give me another year, please.'"

Between these two, I'm actually a bit more excited for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel. If one ever happens… The original movie is so nicely packaged it's a very hard one to follow up, and it might not work, but I'd rather continue that story than see yet another Mission: Impossible (this next one would be #6). Rogue Nation is fine, but the series is starting to get a bit drawn out. I still enjoy watching Tom Cruise movies, but I wouldn't mind seeing him play some different characters. In Mena, he plays a pilot who made a living as a gun runner and drug trafficker that moved goods for the CIA and the infamous Medeillin drug cartel. For now, you can catch Cruise in McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation playing in theaters on Friday.

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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments

1

Nothing Cruise does or says interests me and this whole trip he's on about one sequel after another just concretizes that feeling! I will admit to wondering about what this Mena movie is going to be like as I used to like Doug Liman's work before he started working with Cruise. Too bad, in my case, that Cruise is the lead actor in Mena. None-the-less, Liman did do the first Bourne film, and it was, and still is, a terrific film!

Bo on Jul 29, 2015

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Let me guess, you're in your teens? Cruise has def defined cinema when I grew up. So many good movies. Color of money, Rainman, Cocktail, Top gun, Born on the 4th of July, A few good men...the list goes on and on and on. What trip is he on? He's 54. So yeah, he needs to knock them out before he gets too old. Doesn't that seem logical? I dont care about your opinion because Cruise always does solid work at least. That's a fact. Whether you hate him for other reasons (im smell something here) thats just on you.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jul 29, 2015

3

Tom Cruise is the greatest movie star we've ever seen, Not saying greatest actor, even though he's good, but nobody beats him as a movie star. Nobody. Dude is a bloody legend...

Bl00dwerK on Jul 29, 2015

4

So right. He exudes charisma and brings his unique personality to every film.

DAVIDPD on Jul 30, 2015

5

You are completely right, well put. I think when all is said and done for his career we can at least throw him ni the discussion for greatest actor, because he isn't just an action star, the motherfucker can act.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

6

Agreed, but there are alot of actors that are right up there with him as far as talent goes, but nobody can best him as a pure movie star. Also, the more interviews I see him in (been watching more lately) he seems like a really cool guy, like down to earth and shit. The rags would have us believe he's half nuts, but he seems like a regular guy who just happens to be crazy-talented and ridiculously good-looking...

Bl00dwerK on Jul 30, 2015

7

Yea his track record speaks for itself. I don't think anyone has consistently made high calibre movies for twenty five years like Tom has. Its hard to say hes a better actor than the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson and Jack Nicholson but those guys have not had the consistency.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

8

I already went a round with Mr. Bo. He just doesn't care for Cruises antics in his personal life. I agree with you Sascha in that he is a fine actor and some one who has proved his legend on the silver screen. *watching M:I 3 as I type this*

DAVIDPD on Jul 30, 2015

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Sascha, I do not want to speak for Bo, but he is an older guy like me. Regardless, I tend to agree with your initial comments more.. I could care less about his personal life, strictly judging his acting capabilities and what he has done for cinema. Having said that, this talk below for greatest actor ever is a bit out there.. Yes, he is a good actor, many times underrated.. but best ever, I just don't see it.. at least not yet

Tester on Jul 30, 2015

10

Its pretty much a moot point because "greatest actor" isnt something you can really label someone. But as far as best career + acting ability I would certainly put him in the top ten if such a list were to be made.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

11

Fair enough kid, nicely put.

Tester on Jul 30, 2015

12

Well thank you, you mentioned that you are an older guy so I wont take that "kid" as a slight. haha.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

13

Just curious, who said he was the best ever? I certainly did not.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 1, 2015

14

It was in reference to the discussion below, started by BI00dwek, in regards to his acting ability and place in history. Wow, I cannot believe this thread has gone this long.. Apparently Tom Cruise is a hot topic. Nonetheless, enjoyed the discussion with everyone.

Tester on Aug 1, 2015

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No, Sascha...lol...I'm not in my teens. In fact, I worked in the film industry for over 40 yrs. before I retired and I worked with some of the top internationally known directors and actors. If you think that Cocktail is a good movie then it's very obvious that your and my intellectual needs, wants and desires are too far apart to have any kind of meaningful conversation or debate. I understand that you and many others on this 'Tom Cruise' thread adore and idolize Cruise. That's fine with me. I happen to think it's a little weird, but that's just me. Some people on this thread even refer to him as 'Tom', like they personally know the man. That too is very strange. I have watched Cruise's movies and have not been impressed nor cared for his work since he slid across the floor in his socks and underwear in Risky Business. He was a dork in that movie and as far as I'm concerned he's a dork still. So what? Every time I see him on a talk show, the latest being the Jimmy Fallon show, I think of him as a dork and a goof-ball and an embarrassment. That's what I see and as far as I'm concerned it's the correct perception. You disagree? Fine, grow up and allow others to feel and see things differently than you do. Or not. It's of no interest to me one way or the other. A question you might ask yourself is why do you feel so threatened that I have no interest in Cruise and am not entertained in the least by his movies? Why does that threaten you to such a degree that you get angry and have to attempt to put me and my perspectives and opinions down? It's pretty silly and immature, Sascha. Adore Cruise. Like his movies. That's fine. There are many, many people out there that are very troubled by his personal life and his involvement in Scientology and the horrible reputation that organization has. These many people also make it clear that they don't go to his movies for that reason alone. I respect that stance as I find it to be a morally motivated and serious position to take. I don't care about all that stuff. I too find it weird, but it's his business and in my opinion that makes him a bit of a nut-job and again, makes him of no interest to me. The fact is I just don't like his movies and I don't care for him as an actor. I don't even consider him an actor. I consider him an entertainer...the court jester, if you will. If you find that offensive, then that's on you. I happen to think my assessments of this Cruise guy are on the money and those that disagree with me have very different intellectual wants and needs and are easily affected by the 'star dust' in their eyes and easily mesmerized by things that crash and burn and explode loudly on huge screens in darkened rooms. I'm not one of them. Look, I love films. I've worked on many and a few are the most popular and respected and loved films in the history of cinema. I've my opinions and they are of an educated and informed nature, so if the people who are just fans, audience members, if you will, with their own very subjective needs and opinions disagree with me it makes little to no difference to me. Movies are great. I love watching them, discussing them and debating and arguing about them. I also happen to like doing all of the above in a respectful, intelligent and educated manner, which sometimes on this site is not possible to do for obvious reasons. Still, I engage. Still, I voice my opinions with a willingness to discuss them with a degree of mutual respect. Those that can engage in such a manner I welcome. Those that can't or do not know how to engage in such a manner, well of think and feel about them in the same manner that I do of Mr. Cruise. With a degree of respect, of course...lol...

Bo on Jul 30, 2015

16

Did you ever see Minority Report, Bo? I personally think that one is quite the underrated gem.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 31, 2015

17

Sure, Snev...I saw Minority Report. I can understand your assessment. It was okay and I liked Colin Farrell in it. The 'other' sci-fi film he did with Spielberg, War of the Worlds, I like a whole lot more. At least most of it...lol.. I'm not above not finding Cruise charming sometimes. I actually thought Knight and Day was funny and charming and thought it interesting that Cruise's fan base didn't really turn out for it. I think it was perhaps due to the debacle he created on the Today Show with Matt Lauer around that same time and his nutty Scientology nonsense about Brooke Shield's taking medication and his and 'theirs' (actually L. Ron Hubbard's) disdain for psychiatry and shrinks. That damaged Cruise quite a bit and he hasn't really recovered fully from it. The troops will always come out for his MI movies, it seems, but this new one isn't really tracking well as they think it'll open around 40 mil. Funny how American cinema has come to that. A film isn't considered a hit if it opens with 40 mil...weird. Anyway, glad you liked Minority Report. What about War of the Worlds?

Bo on Jul 31, 2015

18

I really liked the first half (or maybe as far as 3/4ths) of War of the Worlds, but felt it kind of lost its way after that, losing some of the mystery in the tension and action. Spielberg can do little wrong for me though. It's rare to see his level of creativity and skill even in films that are remarkably classical and accessible. I just watched The Terminal again. That's an average film at best, but I still think it's very noticeable how there is a very capable director behind it. Maybe I'll check out Knight and Day. To be honest, I don't care that much about Cruise his personal life. I know he's crazy and I probably wouldn't much like him in real life, but to me he's first and foremost a charming stuntman and to that extent I can appreciate his work on MI. I felt more involved in some of its scenes, knowing that it's not just Visual Effects. It's so easy to lose the thrill of a scene if it looks or feels like the Photoshop in adverts. Maybe that's why I've enjoyed watching the extras of the Hobbit films far more than the films themselves.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 31, 2015

19

Interesting, Snev. Yea, check out Knight and Day. I thought it worthwhile, but have no clue why it didn't do very well other than a little backlash. I'm even considering maybe watching this new MI, but hate paying the big money to see it in a theater with folks on their iphones and all. We'll see.

Bo on Jul 31, 2015

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How does his engagement with Scientology affect your life in any way? How does that take away from enjoying his movies? Is anyone forcing you to join scientology? And you gotta stop using the word intellect because you're using it wrong. And having worked in movies gives you some sort of superior opinion? There are plenty of movies Cruise has done which feature zero things crashing nor explosions. And what you mean easily mesmerized? Are you saying Apocalypse now is below your intellect because it has loud explosions and whatnot? Have you seen Rain Man? The Color of Money? Jerry Maguire? Magnolia? Vanilla Sky? Im not saying these are all great movies what im saying is, Cruise does entertainment well. And your opinion doesn't really matter because it doesn't change the fact that some of those are decent films. Its just that you not prefer to watch cruise movies.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 1, 2015

21

I find the MI films are like the fast and furious, they just keep getting better, As for Edge of tomorrow, amazing film but I don't see how they could follow it up.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 29, 2015

22

An EDGE OF TOMORROW sequel makes me feel uneasy.

DAVIDPD on Jul 29, 2015

23

I loved Live.Die.Repeat. It's easily one of my favorite movies of recent, and I can't imagine a sequel that wouldn't feel forced. It has to be one HELL of an idea to follow-up the predecessor. MI:3 has been my favorite of the series. Ghost Protocol was "meh" to me. Also, MI:2 is a guilty pleasure of mine (I may regret admitting that). I'm interested to how well this new one fairs...

RAW_D on Jul 29, 2015

24

GP was def not "meh". I think that would apply more to MI2.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jul 29, 2015

25

The third was also my fav, I can understand it as a guilty pleasure but I think GH was way better.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

26

Comparing MI movies to the absolute garbage that is Furious is personally insulting. 😉

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jul 29, 2015

27

Why? they are both ludacis(nice) films, always pushing the boundaries of believability.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

28

Damn kid.. seriously

Tester on Jul 30, 2015

29

do you disagree? or was my pun that brutal?

Jon Odishaw on Jul 30, 2015

30

Hell yeah! If the man draws breath it seem he will be making more M:I Films. And there is nothing wrong with that. Even if feel can't do all the crazy stunts they could always go in tight and shoot a more TAKEN-esque thing.

DAVIDPD on Jul 29, 2015

31

What story is left to tell for "All you Need is Kill"? It was really a one off. I cant see where they go with out it feeling forced.

Brian Sleider on Jul 29, 2015

32

What will he do for M:I6...strap himself to a rocket blasting off into space???

theslayer5150 on Jul 29, 2015

33

That's a damn good question. How does he beat the plane stunt?

Bl00dwerK on Jul 29, 2015

34

Space !!

Tester on Jul 30, 2015

35

I really hope Tom gets in at least two more Mission's before he's done...

Bl00dwerK on Jul 29, 2015

36

Yes!

Н.И. + on Jul 30, 2015

37

It's a nearly impossible task to follow up the edge of tomorrow, but I hope they see a opening in the story, it's time travel so indeed its possible....

ari smulders on Jul 30, 2015

38

First film was unexpectedly awesome, but how they both continue that story and live up to the expectations set by the first one is a tricky question.

Dotpols on Jul 31, 2015

39

With a story like Edge of Tomorrow, you could theoretically keep "resetting" the plot....I just foresee this getting old quickly.....

TheOct8pus on Jul 30, 2015

40

exactly!

ari smulders on Jul 30, 2015

41

Just give me another Top Gun !!!

Steven on Jul 30, 2015

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