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Before we fully turn the calendar’s page to September, though, we want to digest everything that happened these past few months. There have been surprises (both good and bad), and lessons learned by the industry and its patrons. Who are summer’s biggest Winners and Losers?
Casting chops and changes are made on a regular basis. But which films were drastically altered because of the departure of their A-list leading man? Have a gander inside to see.
Jack Reacher is an ex-military officer who travels the country on a pilgrimage of sorts, stumbling into hardship cases and coming to the rescue of those in need simply because he wants to see good triumph over inherent evils. Reacher’s quiet, unassuming, but larger than life and brimming with confidence.
When Tom Cruise shoots Jack Reacher 2 later this year, don't expect to see the same leading lady as The Avengers Cobie Smulders is in talks to take the primary female role.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was a massive success for Paramount. So it’s no surprise that the studio wants to deliver M:I 6 sooner than later.
Will it happen? It’s really far too early to tell. Christopher McQuarrie admitted in the same interview that this is just the “the kernel of an idea,” and that multiple parties need to get on board with it before it ever becomes a movie that might make it to movie theaters. But they are talking about it.
While Rogue Nation is being touted as one of the best action films of the year, it’s influences are much more widespread than that. In fact, Tom Cruise has revealed that the silent comedy genre was a huge inspiration during the conception of Rogue Nation’s most exhilarating scenes.
To sign on for directing duties to a Mission: Impossible film is sort of similar to that part where Tom Cruise hangs onto the edge of a plane. Now, see our list of 10 people we feel could be the next one to strap in and hang on!
The fact that Chris McQuarrie trusted his instincts, and his cast, enough to make that change while already in the process -- and facing an enhanced deadline – shows why he’s one of the strongest working directors out there today.
We’ve been extremely lucky this summer, as 2015 has had some of the best box office offerings we’ve come across in a good couple of years. Yet amidst the dinosaurs, the fast cars, superheroes, and even the vicious water wars, there’s one film that stands out from the pack.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation continues the story of the IMF, this time pitting them against The Syndicate… an anti-IMF led by Solomon Lane (Sean Harris). Audiences, thankfully, embraced this latest mission, meaning Tom Cruise will be able to get the team back together very soon.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may be full of surprising reveals and twisted plots, but there's one character lurking in the shadows who we were supposed to get much more of.
As Honest Trailers points out, with Cruise leading the way and selecting his directors, we’ve been privy to the psycho-drama of Brian De Palma, the shaky-cam of J.J. Abrams, the comic sensibilities of Brad Bird, and the diving sideways while holding two guns amidst a flying flock of doves that John Woo provides.
Chris Farley as Ethan Hunt? It works better than you'd think.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a thrill-a-minute summer blockbuster. On top of that, though, it’s one of the year’s most entertaining films. Don’t make the mistake of waiting to see it at home, on cable or VOD.
Tom Cruise has played many iconic roles over the course of his career - but ranking right up towards the top is his supporting turn as studio executive Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. It's ridiculous, crude, and unlike anything we've seen from the movie star before - but what may surprise you is that the character was actually Cruise's idea to include.
Heath Ledger's Joker helped a lot with Rogue Nation's villain.
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Tom Cruise has been one of our favorite movie stars for decades. With the release of his latest film, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, we thought it was high time that we count down our favorite Cruise roles.
As with many of Cruise’s movies, though, Edge did better overseas, banking a robust $369M internationally. That’s sequel money, particularly of the star and his director and screenwriter can get on board.