Tom Cruise has a new movie hitting theaters this week, but the actor has never been one to simply enjoy his success. He's got several other movies already planned for the next few years. We're always up for a good Tom Cruise movie, and honestly, most of these look like they could be pretty damn good.

While a couple of them are the requisite sequels that come with success, several others are wholly original projects. We're looking forward to simply learning more about many of these, nevermind actually seeing the finished project.

The Mummy

The Mummy

Universal has been trying to get a shared universe of their famous movie monsters off the ground for some time. After an apparent false start with Dracula Untold, the studio is now hoping that the star power of Tom Cruise will be the thing that launches the franchise with The Mummy. Cruise will play the film's hero, Tyler Holt, opposite Sofia Boutella as a female version of the bandage wrapped horror. Universal is already looking down the road with this one toward other monster properties so it looks like they're expecting this one to take. It probably also means we'll be seeing more of Cruise.

Release Date: June 9, 2017

American Made

American Made

As much as we hate to say it, if there's a movie on this list that will likely be overlooked by moviegoers, it's American Made. Tom Cruise tends to get forgotten in straight dramas, regardless of how good a job he does. American Made will see Cruise as Barry Seal, a former drug trafficker who turns informant and goes to work for the CIA. With a late fall release date next year, it's possible they could be angling for awards with this one. It's been awhile since we've seen Tom Cruise in that sort of a role, so we're excited to see him bring it.

Release Date: September 29, 2017

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